operation christmas child shoeboxes

This ministry is finished for the 2021 season.  Please check back in 2022 to see how you can help!  We usually start this in October :)

Samaritan’s Purse collects and distributes gift-filled shoeboxes to children in poverty around the world and shares the gospel with them.  We are packing and collecting packed shoeboxes at SAC!

How you can help:

1. Pray – for hearts open to the gospel; for the collection, transportation, and safe distribution of Christmas Shoeboxes worldwide; for the workers discipling those who receive boxes

2. Donate items for the shoeboxes - Gift donations can be placed in the tote in the entryway.  Loose items need to be received by 11/08/2020...the AWANA kids will be packing the boxes on 11/09/2020.

Suggested gifts include:

Toys (stuffed animals, dolls, inflatable ball w/pump), school supplies (pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons, paper, etc.), non-liquid hygiene items (toothbrush, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.), accessories (t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses), flashlights & extra batteries.

*Please do not include war-related items (toy guns, knives, military figures), food items, candy toothpaste, liquids, lotions, vitamins, or breakables

3. Pack your own box and drop off at the church – by 11/10/2020

4. Shipping & Discipleship - It costs $9 to ship each box internationally.  Also an additional $6 per box helps with follow-up discipleship.  Donations toward these costs can be placed in the offering, marked for “Christmas Shoeboxes”.


Additional information about Operation Christmas Child can be found at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Thank You in advance for helping to impact the lives of the children for the Kingdom of God!

Samaritans purse

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.  Saratoga Alliance Church is proud to support Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child during this season of giving! 

If you have any questions about this ministry please contact Jen Sewell