Operation Christmas Child

Robin and Terry Zeigler

Shoebox Drop-off: November 15th-22nd

Hillcrest Evangelical Free Church 2433 Progressive Rd. Seward, NE 68434

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Shoebox Drop-off Times

Hillcrest Evangelical Free Church will be collecting shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child the following dates and times:

  • Monday, Nov. 15th: 10 AM-12 PM
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16th: 5-7 PM
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17th: 1-3 PM
  • Thursday, Nov. 18th: 5-7 PM
  • Friday, Nov. 19th:1-3 PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 20th: 10 AM–12 PM
  • Sunday, Nov. 21st: 12-2 PM
  • Monday, Nov. 22nd: 8-10 AM

IMPORTANT NOTE: Samaritan’s purse asks that we do NOT put money for shipping costs directly in the box this year. Instead, you can conveniently pay $9 per box for shipping online or pick up a postage paid envelope up at Hillcrest and mail your donation directly to Samaritan’s Purse. Thank you!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world.

HOW IT WORKS: Individuals, families, churches and groups fill empty shoeboxes with a “wow” item—like a doll or soccer ball—and other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and notes of encouragement. During Collection Week (November 15– 22) Samaritan’s Purse collects the gift-filled shoeboxes at more than 4,000 drop-off sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

DISCIPLESHIP & MULTIPLICATION: After receiving a shoebox gift, children have the opportunity to enroll in a 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. As a result of what they learn, boys and girls grow in Christ and share Him with others. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started and communities are transformed.