Operation Christmas Child

We love to participate in Operation Christmas Child and have been doing so for years.  Everyone looks forward to this mission every Fall.  Our Women On Missions group is responsible for organizing this ministry for us.  In 2017, we donated 233 boxes to OCC.  For 2018, we have some new ideas on collecting items for the shoe boxes with more hands-on involvement from our members to throwing a church wide packing party later this year.   More information will follow so check back for news soon.  If you have any questions regarding this ministry at Hopewell Baptist, please call our Ministry Assistant at (864) 882-3016.
To read more information on how Operation Christmas Child works and to see some wonderful pictures and videos of children all over the world receiving their shoeboxes, please visit Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

How to Get Started

How to Pack a Shoebox

Scroll to the bottom for a video on how to pack your Shoebox.

Step 1

Find a Shoebox

Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover thebox and lid separately.

Step 2

Girl or Boy?

Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.

Step 3

Fill with Gifts

Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.

Step 4


Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.

Step 5

Follow Your Box Labels

Donate $9i online and receive a tracking label to Follow Your Boxi and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.

Step 6


Take your shoebox gift to a local drop-off location during National Collection Week, Such as Hopewell Baptist Church before or during the week of November 13–20.


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