Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is an amazing program by Samaritan's Purse that allows us to spread joy and the Gospel to children around the world through the gift of a shoebox full of thoughtful gifts. It is our goal to pack a total of 500 shoeboxes in the memory of Jeffrey Burkart. Please consider helping us reach that goal and being able to make a difference to 500 children around the world!

Our Progress So Far:

Shoebox Packing Party

Join us for our Shoebox Packing Party on Sunday November 7th 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Please drop off all items for the Packing Party to the church by Friday November 5th.

Build A Shoebox Online

Samaritan's Purse now offers the ability to build a shoebox online. For $25 you will be able to select items appropriate for the gender and age group you choose and add a custom note. Shipping the box is included in the $25 donation and will allow you to track where your box goes.

To build a box online and help our church reach our goal of 500 boxes in total this year, follow this link to Voluntown Baptist Church's Building a Shoebox Online site: Pack a box online!

Monetary Donations and Shoebox Shipping

Packing shoeboxes is great fun and all but without shipping and monetary donations these boxes would not be able to reach the world. Shipping a box costs $9 per box. If you would like to help these boxes reach their destinations please consider donating. Samaritan's Purse has the ability to create a shipping label online for $9 and that allows you to be able to ship a box and track where in the world it goes! Please visit Shoebox Shipping for this opportunity.

National Collection Week

Voluntown Baptist Church is a dropoff location for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. National Collection Week: November 15th - November 22nd. Contact Lorna Burkart (860)334-6204 with any questions.

For additional info, see the links below:

Gift Suggestions How to Pack Shoebox Labels