Operation Christmas Child provides God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ
When the tangible becomes intentional, it changes hearts!
This year we will be collecting items for boys 10-14 years old.
You may drop off items in the lobby or you can order online and ship them to the church.
Southbrook Church, 5607 Monroe-Weddington Road, Weddington NC 28104 ATTN:OCC
If you would like someone to do the shopping for you or if you would like to donate the $9 needed to ship each box, you can do so by clicking on the donate button below.
Also, we are looking for 15 families to donate $250 to help cover the cost of the remaining water bottles needed for each shoebox. Please donate by clicking on the button below.
Although we have specific items that are featured each month, please feel free to drop off any of these items throughout the year.
Socks (youth L or men)
Mini Play-doh cups
Hot Wheel Cars
Reams of Copy Paper
Small notebook/Activity pad
6in. Large-mouthed Water Bottle
Zippered School Supply Pouches
XL Youth t-shirts
The Amazon wish list is an easy way to order items that were sourced for price and quality. You can order from this link and it will be shipped directly to the church.
A homemade fishing kit is a great gift to pack in an OCC shoeboxes. Since we are packing for boys, aged 10-14, in many countries they are of age to help provide for their family. These fishing kits provide two purposes: it provides the opportunity for the individual to provide food for his family as well as provide an resource for his family because the fish can be sold/traded within the village or at a local market in order to purchase/obtain necessary family needs.
For our kits, we will be using recycled pill bottles. Please bring your empty bottle to the church for drop off. Also, if you plan to make fishing kits at home, please do not add a nail clipper. There will already be one in the shoebox.
If you, your family, or group would like to do your own at home fundraiser here are some ideas:
Neighborhood Bake Sale
Neighborhood Yard Sale
Neighborhood Lemonade Stand
Collect loose change all year long in a jar to donate for items or for shipping