Operation Christmas Child

Want to share Jesus' love this Christmas with a child in poverty across the world?

We have an incredible opportunity to pack a shoebox full of things a child would love and turn it in to Grace by November 6.  Then it’ll go to a little boy or girl in poverty across the globe.  Once it’s delivered, he or she will also have the chance to hear about Jesus.  Is there any better way to celebrate Christmas?  Please include $7 cash to cover shipping and handling.  See the Lobby for more details, or check out this page.

Gift Ideas List

The goal is to delight a kid!  Start with a medium to large item that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box.

Here are some ideas to get you started: 

  • Soccer ball with pump
  • Stuffed animal
  • Toys (puppets, trucks, etc.)
  • Doll (baby, Barbie, etc.)
  • Musical instrument
  • Outfit
  • Shoes
  • Toy cars
  • Yo-yo
  • Jump ropes
  • Balls
  • Toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries)
  • Pens
  • Pencils with sharpeners
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Paper
  • Solar calculators
  • Coloring and picture books
  • Toothbrushes
  • Bar soap
  • Combs
  • Washcloths
  • T-shirts
  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Hair clips
  • Jewelry
  • Watches
  • Flashlights (with extra batteries)
  • A personal note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.


Do Not Include

  • Used or damaged items
  • War-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures
  • Chocolate or food
  • Out-of-date candy
  • Liquids or lotions
  • Medications or vitamins
  • Breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers
  • Aerosol cans

If you have any questions, please email Tawney at teachertawney@yahoo.com