Operation Christmas Child 2017



"Every one of these shoebox gifts is an opportunity for the Gospel. In the hands of local churches, it is a powerful tool for evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. Many shoebox recipients also enroll in our 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others."

This year Brainerd Hills is participating in Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, to collect shoeboxes filled with gifts (from toys to hygiene items to school supplies) to be delivered all around the world to children in need.

Here is what you need to know!
  • Our Church's Goal = 100 Boxes

  • Deadline for donating items: November 1

  • Church-wide Packing Party: Friday, November 17

  • You may pack your own box with your family, bring in items for the packing party, and/or provide monetary contributions to cover the $9 shipping fee of each box.

  • Personal notes, family pictures, and gently used toys can also be included.

  • Please do not include toothpaste, candy, food, war-related items, liquids or lotions, breakable items, or anything with an expiration date.

  • For a full list of suggested items to pack based on a child's age and gender, click the link below:

What Items Should We Bring For A Shoebox?