Operation Christmas Child

   Shoe Box Packing Party

Through your efforts and overwhelming generosity, Lake Tulloch Bible Church was able to deliver 761 shoe boxes to Samaritan's Purse. The actual shoe boxes you donated will be distributed to children in the Philippines, Peru, Nepal, Indonesia and Bangladesh  to allow sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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.  LTBC works with Samaritan’s Purse  to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

For more information, please contact the church directly at (209) 785-4302

                    2016 OCC Shoe Box Packing
Party  (761 Boxes)

How to Fill a Box

Use an empty shoebox (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift.

2   BOY or GIRL
Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Print out the appropriate Boy / Girl label by downloading the "Boy/Girl Label" link to the right ►
Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.

Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child. Use the gift ideas provided on the bottom of this page. Please include at least one item a child can immediately embrace such as a stuffed toy, doll, ball or toy truck.

Please donate $7 or more for each shoebox you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box. If you or your family are preparing more than one shoebox, please make one combined donation.

Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and drop it off at the LTBC during our collection weke in  November. For hours of collection call (209) 785-4302

Gift Suggestions

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

TOYS: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch,® toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky,® etc.

HYGIENE ITEMS: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.

OTHER: T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)

A PERSONAL NOTE: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)

DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out- of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.


Boy - Girl Label

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Operation Christmas Child
Boy / Girl Label

OCC Boy Girl Label

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        Shoe Box Packing Party
Success! Thanks to everyone
             who helped!


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