Operation Christmas Child


Giving/Collecting throughout the year

This year, Deer Park is trying something new with Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes – we will be collecting ALL YEAR LONG!  By doing this, we hope to have greater participation and reach our highest goal ever of 500 shoeboxes in 2017!

Each month, different items to be collected will be highlighted in the bulletins and newsletter.  All donations can be dropped off either at the office during office hours or in Missions Corner.  The “Shoebox Team” will regularly collect, sort and label the donations and store them until November when we have our Packing Party.

We hope the church will get excited about this new approach to the shoeboxes.  Look forward to sewing and/or craft nights, fundraisers (to collect for the shipping charges) and many other exciting things!  Remember as you normally shop, to be on the lookout for clearance sales – especially after holidays!  Be sure to check this site often to see what items we are currently collecting as well as things to save all year long!

For any questions, see the literature in Missions Corner or call Diane in the church office.




For the month of September, the Deer Park family is being asked to donate small games for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  These games should be small enough to fit in the shoe boxes, have all the necessary pieces/parts (including instructions) and if it requires batteries, please be sure to include extra batteries with the game.  To help you in your search, here are some suggestions for games:

  • Travel games such as tic-tac-toe, checkers, marble mazes, etc.operation-christmas-child2
  • Card games such as UNO, Skip-Bo, Crazy 8, etc.
  • Puzzles, marbles, dominoes

Remember:  No camouflage or weapons depicted of any sort!

Our goal for 2017 is 500 shoeboxes.  It is an unprecedented goal for our church, but the OCC shoebox team is confident that we can reach it!


Call the church office with any questions.