What is Operation Christmas Child?
Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on way for Canadians to bless struggling children in the developing world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and other items. They collect the boxes and distribute them in the name of Jesus Christ to children living in desperate situations.
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.
This year at Callander Bay Church we are encouraging families to do this project on their own. There are two ways to do this. (See below).
For more information, please visit the Samaritan's Purse website.
1) Pack a Shoebox and Bring it to the Local Drop Off
The need and the opportunity to reach children with the Gospel continues to be great. Here are the instructions on packing a shoebox.
The local drop off is Bethel Gospel Chapel: 781 Tackaberry Dr. North Bay, Ontario. The Collection week is November 15 -21, 2021. Here is when you can drop off your shoe-box.
November 15: 10 AM – 5 PM
November 16: Closed
November 17: 3 PM – 7PM
November 18: Closed
November 19: 3PM – 7PM
November 20: 10AM – 1PM
November 21: 1PM – 3PM
If you have any questions please contact Cheryl Peake
2) Pack a Shoebox Online.
You can give boys and girls in need a tangible expression of God’s love through a gift-filled shoebox packed from your computer or handheld device. In just a few clicks, you can select toys and other fun items to include as well as a letter and photo to delight the heart of a child.
After we pack and ship shoeboxes like yours overseas, local believers share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children as they distribute them. As a result, families are reached, new churches are started, and communities are transformed. It all begins with you. Pack a shoebox online today!
Please join us as we find great joy in giving!
Your gifts go to underprivileged children all over the world who wouldn’t otherwise get a gift this Christmas.