Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of the Samaritan's Purse. 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 146 million children in more than 100 countries.

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Berea's Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Monthly Donation List

*NEW in 2017, please no toothpaste or candy. Thank you for helping us be Customs compliant.


Small Stuffed Toys, Valentine Clearance Items


Accessories: Socks, T-Shirts, Bandanas, Gloves, Hats, Sunglasses


Balls (Baseballs, Soccer and Kick Balls Deflated W/Pump, Beach Balls, Etc).

Easter Clearance Toys


Washcloths and Soap


Cars, Dolls, Jump Ropes, Balls


Small Games and Toys

Flip-Flops, Sandals, Shoes

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Coloring Books, Crayons, Stickers, Scissors, Erasers, Solar Calculators, Colored Pencils, School Supplies


Plastic Shoeboxes & Bandanas


Combs, Brushes, Hair Items, Deodorant


Small Toys and Balls


•Please do not include used or damaged items, liquids, breakable items, war related toys (guns, knives, military figures), aerosol cans, seeds, chocolate or foods.

•Monetary donations are appreciated & can be made at any time, please note “OCC Ministry” or “Shoebox Ministry” in the memo on your check made out to Berea Baptist Church.