Send Good News & Great Joy!
This will be Hillcrest’s fifth year as a shoebox gift drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child! 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. There are a number of ways for you and your family and friends to get involved!
Now more than ever, children need great joy! You can give boys and girls in need a tangible expression of God’s love through a gift-filled shoebox packed from your computer or handheld device for just $25 (plus $9 to ship it around the globe). 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 we 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!
Click here for more information on how to pack a shoebox gift yourself! After you’ve packed your shoebox gift you can drop it off at Hillcrest during Collection Week: November 16-23! Each box costs only $9 to ship it around the globe! If you pay for shipping online you will receive a tracking number and have the opportunity to see where your package ends up! Or you can put $9 cash or check in any one of your packed boxes before leaving it at the collection site. Checks should be made payable to Operation Christmas Child.
Please don’t let the cost of shipping prevent you from packing a box! Donations are made to help cover the cost of shipping extra boxes. If you can’t afford the cost of shipping, but you can afford a box, please pack one and bring it anyway!
Nov. 16 | Monday | 10 AM-12 PM
Nov. 17 | Tuesday | 5-7 PM
Nov. 18 | Wednesday | 1-3 PM
Nov. 19 | Tuesday | 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
After receiving shoebox gifts, many children are invited back to participate in a 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 for more information on how you can sponsor a child’s participation in this great discipleship program.
Each box costs $9 to ship across the world. There are those who can only afford to pack a box and not cover shipping; your donation will help those boxes get to a child that may have never received a gift or heard the gospel before! Click the donate button or bring a check made out to Operation Christmas Child and drop off at Hillcrest Church during collection week November 16-23.