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 16 to November 23.

You can find a list of items to place into your shoebox by CLICKING HERE.

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

Drop-off Locations and Times

Mansfield, OH

Community Bible Church

1043 Springmill Street
Mansfield, OH 44906-1571

Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Mansfield, OH

Impact Church

160 Woodruff Road
Mansfield, OH 44904-9581

Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ontario, OH

Freedom Ridge

2200 Bedford Boulevard
Ontario, OH 44906-1101

Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Shelby, OH

First United Methodist Church

18 S Gamble Street
Shelby, OH 44875-1541

Mon, Nov. 16: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Ashland, OH

Little Flock Fellowship Church

1149 County Road 30A
Ashland, OH 44805-9422

Mon, Nov. 16: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Ashland, OH

Trinity Lutheran Church

508 Center Street
Ashland, OH 44805-3398

Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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

Galion, OH

Grace Point

683 Portland Way N
Galion, OH 44833-1151

Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 22: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mount Gilead, OH

At His Feet Christian Center

257 Lee Street
Mount Gilead, OH 43338-1153

Mon, Nov. 16: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Bucyrus, OH

Saint Johns United Church of Christ

120 S Lane Street
Bucyrus, OH 44820-2312

Mon, Nov. 16: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tue, Nov. 17: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Mount Vernon, OH

Faith Baptist Church

8764 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-9066

Mon, Nov. 16: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Mon, Nov. 16: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Wed, Nov. 18: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Thu, Nov. 19: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Fri, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Fri, Nov. 20: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Mount Vernon, OH

Brandon Baptist Church

13513 Sycamore Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-9419

Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

West Salem, OH

Mohican Church of the Brethren

7759 N Elyria Road
West Salem, OH 44287-9707

Mon, Nov. 16: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Smithville, OH

Smithville Brethren Church

193 E Main Street
Smithville, OH 44677-9403

Mon, Nov. 16: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Millersburg, OH

Faith Bible Church

7384 County Road 623
Millersburg, OH 44654-9256

Mon, Nov. 16: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat, Nov. 21: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 22: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM