Operation Christmas Child

One of the ways Central Church is able to bless others during the holiday season is by partnering with Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child by packing shoe boxes that will help children around the world have a Merry Christmas.

Central hosts Operation Christmas Child Collection Week and a Packing Party
For details on these 2018 events, click on each link.

Shoe box Items Needed


small cars • balls • dolls • stuffed animals • kazoos • harmonicas • yo-yos • slinkies • jump ropes • small Etch A Sketches • toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries)

School Supplies

pens • pencils and sharpeners • crayons • markers • stamps and ink pad sets • writing pads or paper • solar calculators • coloring and picture books

Hygiene Items

toothbrushes • mild bar soaps (each enclosed in a plastic bag) • combs • washcloths


T-shirts • socks • ball caps • sunglasses • hair clips • toy jewelry • watches • flashlights (with extra batteries)

Do Not Include

Used or damaged items • war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures • chocolate or food • candy • liquids or lotions • medications or vitamins • toothpaste • breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers • aerosol cans