Operation Christmas Child partners with local churches here and overseas as they collect, ship, and hand out shoe box gifts—all for the sake of the Gospel. Since 1993, more than 94 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through your shoe box gifts, enabling local churches and ministry partners to share the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ—God’s greatest gift.
River of Life participates in the outreach of Operation Christmas Child each year. Items for shoe box gifts are collected throughout the year and a shoe box packing party is held at the beginning of November. Please leave your items in the box in the church foyer.
Items to purchase and pack in a shoe box gift:
Pocket pack tissues
Hair accessories and jewelry
Small toys and games
No… No… No… No
Chocolate or candy
War related items/guns
Thanks for your donated items for the shoe box gifts!