Operation Christmas Child

Event details

  • Saturday | November 26, 2022
  • All Day

Filled Shoeboxes to be collected on Sunday 10/30

 CUMC Outreach & Mission is supporting the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoebox drive again this year!

We are asking CUMC  individuals & families to sponsor a young person & fill up a shoebox w/age- appropriate gifts.

The age groups are as follows: Boys & Girls (ages 2-4, 5-9 & 10-14)

1st- Select either Boy or Girl

2nd- Select from one of the 3 age ranges

3rd- Get a shoebox & lid from your closet or purchase a plastic one ($1.25 at Dollar tree)

4th- Purchase a “Wow” Gift


Items such as deflated soccer ball, kickball, football w/air pump & needle, Doll w/extra clothes & accessories, Clothing outfit for the child, pair of shoes & socks, Backpack etc

5th- Fill up the box w/other age-appropriate gifts such as:

-hygiene items: bar soap & soap box, washcloth, toothbrush & holder, colorful or character band aids, hand towel, comb & brush, compact mirror, lip balm

(NO liquids such as toothpaste, lotion, mouthwash, liquid soap, lip gloss)

– New shoes (flip flops, sandals, tennis, Crocs etc)

-New clothing items such as: underwear, t-shirts, socks, dresses, shorts, pj’s, pants, tops

-small toys such as cars, jump rope, bouncing balls, Jack’s, playing cards, etch a sketch, frisbee, sunglasses, dolls, puzzles, chalk & chalkboard, binoculars, playdough & cutters, do it yourself craft kits, yo-yo etc

(if battery operated, please include extra batteries)

**No candy, gum, food, seeds, fruit snacks, powdered drinks, liquids, lotions, glass items, vitamins, medications, aerosol cans, antibacterial wipes or warlike toys (soldiers, guns) or clothes or scary items allowed

-stuffed animals, stickers, blanket, bracelets, watches, purses/tote bags, reusable plastic cups, bowls, plates & utensils

-school supplies (NO liquids like bottled glue) glue stick is ok, pencils, pens, erasers, crayons, markers, coloring pencils, scissors (blunt ones for 2-4 age group) & art supplies

-baseball caps & hair accessories (bows, head bands etc), costume jewelry & dress up clothes

*For older age group (10-14) sewing kits & tool kits with tools, solar powered or hand cranked flashlights

6th- Write a personal note with encouragement to the recipient & include a photo of you/your family too.

The company encourages us to share the love of Christ w/them. For some, this will be the 1st time they receive a gift & the 1st time they hear the name Jesus & His love for them!


This gives us (CUMC) a chance to evangelize to others thru our message in the letter. It will be translated.


***Our goal is to have 25 filled Showboxes in total at CUMC by  10/30/22***

If you have any questions please contact me, CeeCee Harrison via phone/text at 240-318-4829 or email: cemoraharrison@gmail.com


*Please email or text letting me know if you will be sponsoring a boy or girl & what age group.