Operation Christmas Child       



Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

Dover Bethany's goal this year is to fill 1,500 shoe boxes.  We will be collecting items during the year and having a grand shoe box filling party on November 10, 2019.  Items may be dropped off at the church any time.  There are containers in the narthex.

  Bathe each purchase with prayer.  It's all about the Children!

When considering items remember the dimensions of the box:  7" wide, 4 3/4" high, 11 1/2" long

We include what we call "Core items" in each box that are appropriate for all ages and meet basic needs. 

          Washcloth, toothbursh, bar of soap, comb, coloring book, 24 pack crayons, 12 pencils, manual pencil sharpener, sidewalk chalk,

          loose leaf notebook paper,16oz plastic water bottle, stuffed animal

Samaritans Purse can not accept the following type of items because of restrictions in shipping or foreign import requirements.

         Food of any sort, Glass, Liquids, Tooth Paste, Military related items.

Any and all gifts are always welcome.  We encourage you to watch for great buys on clearance items.

Click HERE to see current counts.


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