Operation Christmas Child

What: Send Christmas gifts for children around the world for children in need--collected and shipped in SHOEBOXES!

Who: Trinity Lutheran School families

When: The national collection week is November 15-22, but we can begin collecting items now!  The deadline for bringing in shoebox items is Wednesday, November 17th.  We will pack boxes during an all-school assembly on Friday, November 19th.

Why: Share the message of Christ’s love and the joy of Christmas.   Evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication.

Where: Shoebox items will be collected at school and packed for shipping on November 19th.  You can follow your box(es) and discover the destination(s).

There is a $9.00 fee for each box to cover shipping and other Samaritan Purse ministry expenses.  All offering donations between now and the end of the 2nd quarter will be used for shipping boxes.  In addition, we will be accepting cash donations to help offset shipping costs, if you are able to help.  In 2019, we shipped over 60 boxes throughout the world!

What can I bring for the Shoebox?

Start with a quality “wow” item such as a stuffed animal, soccer ball with pump, or clothing outfit that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box.  Suggested items include personal care items, clothing and accessories, crafts and activities, toys, and a personal note. 

Do Not Include

Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Please go to Operation Christmas Child for more important information.