Operation Christmas Child

Good news. Great joy.

This year we are participating in Operation Christmas Child again! To fill a box online, click the button below.


Click the buttons below to get answers.

How do I get a box?

Pick up a box on Sunday at church! They are also available throughout the week!

When is collection day?

Boxes need to be returned to the church by Sunday, November 13.

What should I put in my box?

Boxes are divided by boy/girl and ages 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. First chose a gender and age group to help you know what kinds of things you should be shopping for.

Start with a quality “WOW” item that will capture the child’s attention the instant they open the box. This could be a stuffed animal, soccer ball with a pump, or clothing outfit.

Other suggestions: personal care items, school supplies, clothing and accessories, crafts and activities, toys, a personal note

What should I not include?

Candy, toothpaste, gum, used or damaged items, scary or war-related items (toy guns, saws, knives, military figures), chocolate or food, seeds, fruit snacks, drink mixes (powdered or liquid), liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items (glass), aerosol cans

How much does it cost?

We have prepaid labels! After you pick a box and label up at the church, just mark on the label what gender and age the shoebox is for. It will include a number to track your shoebox. If you can, please donate $10 per box you filling to help cover the cost of the prepaid label.

I have more questions!

Contact us by using the chat icon on the bottom right or emailing us at info@lakelandcanton.org. We’ll get back with you ASAP!