Operation Christmas Child

Didn’t make it to a collection site in time? Mail your shoebox gift to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607!

Send Good News And Great Joy!

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

We have the opportunity to show the love of Christ and help bring the gospel to over 10 million kids around the world by partnering with Operation Christmas Child.

There are a number of ways for you and your family and friends to get involved!


Did you know that for $25 + $9 shipping you can pack a box online? This is a great contactless option! In just a few clicks, you can select toys and other fun items to include as well as a letter and photo to delight the heart of a child. After they pack and ship shoeboxes like yours overseas, local believers share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children as they distribute them. As a result, families are reached, new churches are started, and communities are transformed. It all begins with you. Pack a shoebox online today!


Drop your completed box(es) off at Hillcrest Evangelical Free Church during National Shoebox Collection Week – November 16-23! It only costs $9 to ship each box across the globe! If you choose to pay for shipping online, you will receive a tracking number, so you can see where your package ends up! Or you can place $9 (per box) cash or check (made payable to Operation Christmas Child) in one of your shoeboxes and bring it to Hillcrest.

Don’t let shipping costs prevent you from packing a box! Donations are made to help cover the cost of shipping extra boxes. If you can’t afford to ship, but you can afford to pack a box, please bring it anyway!

Drop Off Location

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

Drop Off Closed

Nov. 16 | Monday | 10 AM-12 PM
Nov. 17 | Tuesday | 5-7 PM
Nov. 18 | Wednesday | 1-3 PM
Nov. 19 | Thursday | 5-7 PM
Nov. 20 | Friday | 1-3 PM
Nov. 21 | Saturday | 10 AM–12 PM
Nov. 22 | Sunday | 2-4 PM

Nov. 23 | Monday | 8-10 AM

Didn’t make it to a collection site in time? Mail your shoebox gift to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607!


After receiving shoebox gifts, many children are invited back to participate in our discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. Through this 12-lesson course, which includes Bible stories and Scripture memorization, they learn how to follow Christ in their daily lives as they share Him with friends and family. More than 23.3 million children have enrolled in this program since 2009. Click the button above to learn more or to donate to this great discipleship program!


Some people are not able to give the $9 per shoebox for shipping and related costs. By adopting a shoebox, you can partner with them to deliver the Gospel and help “bring salvation to the ends of the earth” (Acts 13:47, ESV). Or you can drop a check off at Hillcrest during collection week (Nov. 16-23) made out to Operation Christmas Child.


Collection Site Coordinators:

Terry and Robin Zeigler

308-352-6918 or 308-352-8547