Operation Christmas Child

We are very excited to partner again this year with Operation Christmas Child to pack shoeboxes and get the good news of Jesus Christ to kids around the world. Last year we packed 3,770 shoeboxes and this year we are aiming to break the 4,000 mark!

There are seven unique ways you can get involved with Operation Christmas Child right here at our church:


Pick up a shoebox in our church foyer (after October 21), stuff it full of fun items along with a cheque for $10. This $10 helps to cover the cost of shipping, as well as to provide training and equipping for the receiving local groups which ultimately multiplies the gospel opportunities. Please drop it back to the church (November 15-19). HERE are some great tips on how to pack a box. Better yet, pack two boxes…


Drop off supplies to the Church between October 21 – November 17 for our Community Packing Party on November 18. We will have a donation drop-box set up at the Operation Christmas Child display table in the lobby.


Supplies needed are:

    1. School Supplies – pens, pencils, pencil crayons, notepads, and picture books
    2. Hygiene Items  – facecloths, toothbrushes, combs, and soap. Please place soap in a sealable bag.
    3. Toys and Other Gifts – stuffed animals, small musical instruments, hair clips, toy jewellery, t-shirts, and socks 
    4. No liquids or candy please!


Help receive boxes from churches and organizations in the community during National Collection Week. We need two volunteers for each shift below.

Receive Shoeboxes - Collection Week

We need a group of eight people to help prepare for the Packing Party on Friday, November 17 from 4- 6 pm.

Packing Party Prep 2017


Join us on Saturday, November 18, at 10am in the church foyer as we pack tons of boxes together. This a 100% family friendly event and a great opportunity to invite your neighbours and friends to come pack shoeboxes with us and to learn how lives are being changed.

Sign up for the Packing Party below.

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Operation Christmas Child has a team of volunteers who are committed to praying for opportunities to share God’s love and salvation through this simple gift of a shoebox. If you would like more information about receiving email prayer prompts please email jbradley@samaritan.ca

Volunteer at Processing Centre

In addition to the opportunities in our church, you can also volunteer at the Waterloo Region Processing Centre. See this page to sign up.