Harvest Outreach Church | 1155 21st Ave N | Wahpeton, ND 58075 | 701.642.9445
Operation Christmas Child
Find a Shoebox
Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately. You can use your own shoeboxes or shoeboxes are available at the church (until they run out.)
Get Your Label
Labels available at the church or visit OCC to print or even track your label. Whichever you choose, use the label to indicate on your shoebox whether it was packed for a boy or girl and which age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
Fill with Gifts
Select a medium to large "wow" item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. You may also include a personal note or photo—sometimes these are the child's favorite things to receive! Visit OCC for age appropriate gift ideas as well as items you should NOT pack.
Most importantly, "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17) for the child who will receive your shoebox gift. Pray for:
- Their family to also be receptive to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
- The pastor of the church who delivers your shoebox gift.
- Their community to be transformed by the Gospel.
Donate $10 Per Shoebox:
A donation of $10 per box is critical to cover shipping and other project costs. You can give by mailing a check in the postage-paid envelope available in our print brochure available at the church. If you use an online option on the Labels page, you can Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your gift.
Bring your shoebox to HOC at the times listed below! If you are not in the Wahpeton area, find a local drop-off location during National Collection Week, Nov. 13-20, 2023.