Operation Christmas Child

Collection for the world's largest Christmas project kicks off next week

CHARLOTTE, NC — It’s time to break out those shoe boxes you’ve been saving all year. Operation Christmas Child kicks off next week. Collection for the world’s largest Christmas project runs Monday, November 12th through Monday, November 19th. Charlotte Volunteers hope to collect more than 38,000 gifts with the goal of reaching 12 million children in need. Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has delivered more than 157 million shoe boxes in over 160 countries.

On Nov. 12, multiple locations throughout Charlotte will open to collect shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items for the Samaritan’s Purse project.

Click here for a list of drop-off locations near you.

Click here for a list of items that cannot go in a shoebox.