Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

The program was started in the United Kingdom in 1990 by Dave and Jill Cooke. Three years after this beginning, the Wales-based shoebox gift project merged in a partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, allowing us to share 20 years of expertise in relief and aid work with the project, and expand the reach of the shoebox gifts to more than 28,000 children that year. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 168 million children in more than 100 countries.

This year’s national collection week is November 18 to November 25.

You can find a list of items to place into your shoebox as well as a “do not pack” list by CLICKING HERE.

For more information, you can visit the Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child Website.

Drop-off Locations and Times

Bellefontaine, OH

Shine FM Studio

466 County Road 11
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Mon, Nov. 18: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bellefontaine, OH

Calvary Baptist Church

1140 Rush Avenue
Bellefontaine, OH 43311-9488

Mon, Nov. 18: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Wed, Nov. 20: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 24: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Urbana, OH

First Christian Church

113 Orange Street
Urbana, OH 43078-1127

Mon, Nov. 18: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kenton, OH

First Baptist Church

11543 County Road 175
Kenton, OH 43326-9705

Mon, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Marysville, OH

Marysville Grace

17240 Amrine Wood
Marysville, OH 43040

Mon, Nov. 18: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 24: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Findlay, OH

College First Church of God

1100 N Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840-3654

Mon, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Marion, OH

Dayspring Wesleyan Church

2431 Marion Mount Gilead Road
Marion, OH 43302-8912

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 24: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lima, OH

Union Chapel Missionary Church

4869 Ada Road
Lima, OH 45801-8777

Mon, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Richwood, OH

Fulton Creek Evangelical Friends Church

10950 Fulton Creek Road
Richwood, OH 43344-9239

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sidney, OH

Sidney Baptist Church

1322 E Court Street
Sidney, OH 45365-9107

Mon, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Plain City, OH

Darby Grace Brethren Church

11672 Lafayette Plain City Road
Plain City, OH 43064-9010

Mon, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Springfield, OH

Northside Baptist Church

2425 Derr Road
Springfield, OH 45503-2441

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Upper Sandusky, OH

Community Christian Center

10657 Township Highway 122
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351-9643

Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 24: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 25: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM