Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Local churches like North Metro join the mission by volunteering and providing 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. The amazing journey of a simple shoebox gift results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication.

Dates and Ways to Serve

Drop-off your packed shoeboxes at North Metro on the dates and times listed below.

  • Nov 13 (Monday), 6–8 pm
  • Nov 14 (Tuesday), 6–8 pm
  • Nov 15 (Wednesday), 12–2 pm
  • Nov 16 (Thursday), 6–8 pm
  • Nov 17 (Friday), 12–2 pm
  • Nov 18 (Saturday), 2–4 pm
  • Nov 19 (Sunday), 2–4 pm
  • Nov 20 (Monday), 10 am–4 pm

Volunteers Needed

North Metro Church is also the central drop-off location for the north area, and as such, we need volunteers to help load the shoeboxes we receive into cartons, then load the cartons onto a semi trailer.

We also will be volunteering at the OCC Processing Center on November 30 to help move the packages along to their destinations.

If you a able to help with either of these needs, please see the sign-up form.

OCC Resources

How to pack a shoebox, and what to put in it

Pack a shoebox online instead of a physical box

See some stories of OCC