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National Collection Week November 12 - 18, 2018

Attend an Operation Christmas Child event

Join us as we kick off a new Operation Christmas Child season! Be inspired, challenged, and equipped to lead your church or group in packing shoeboxes this fall. Events will be taking place all across Canada this fall.
Planning on hosting an event in support of Operation Christmas Child? Email us at occ@samaritan.ca to let us know.
Please make sure to include what you are doing, who it is for, and location information.
Can’t wait to start packing shoeboxes? Click here for ideas and to get started!

2018 Operation Christmas Child Events

(sorted by province – west to east, then by event date)

Victoria, BC

World Café
– Oct. 21, 7:00 p.m.

Gateway Baptist Church
898 Royal Oak Ave.

Burlington, ON

Journey of a Shoebox

– Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m.

Glad Tidings Church

1401 Guelph Line

North Bay, ON

International Film Festival with Facing Darkness Feature

– Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m.

Laurentian Wesleyan Church

529 McKay Ave.

Bracebridge, ON

Journey of a Shoebox / Operation Christmas Child concert

– Oct. 28, 7:00 p.m.

Pinegrove Fellowship Church

295 Taylor Rd.

Email Emily for more information

Mississauga, ON

Journey of a Shoebox and Community Packing Party

– Nov. 3, 10:00 a.m.

City Centre Baptist Church

1075 Eglinton Ave. West

Oakville, ON

Journey of a Shoebox

– Nov. 11, 10:00 a.m.

Harvest Bible Chapel

500 Great Lakes Blvd.

Email Julia for more information

Milton, ON

Packing Party

– Nov. 11, 3:00 p.m.

Milton Christian School

45 Bruce St.

Email Cheryl for more information


Event Categories

Journey of a Shoebox
The journey a shoebox takes from the time an empty shoebox is packed until the time it reaches the hands of a child overseas is an amazing journey with opportunities to impact people and change lives in each step of the process. Come learn about each stage in a shoeboxes journey and experience powerful impact stories along the way.

World Cafe
Come for a time of fellowship and encouragement with fellow Project Leaders and shoebox packers from your community. This event offers a time to bond over a cup of coffee and hear impact stories of children whose lives have been changed by receiving a shoebox gift.

International Film Festival
Have you ever wondered what kinds of journeys Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes take? Come to our International Film Festival and find out. See shoeboxes transported through desert sand, rowed into shore via canoe, and carried on carts to reach children in the outermost parts of the world. And that’s only the beginning of the story. Our film festival will take us beyond the shoebox, into the stories of children, families, and communities changed through the power of a shoebox gift.

Project Leader Workshop
Come for a time of fellowship and inspiration as you gather together with other Project Leaders from your area and get some practical tools and tips to lead out Operation Christmas Child in your church or group. This event will be a time of relationship building and learning about new resources and tools available to assist you in leading and promoting Operation Christmas Child as well as hearing stories of the children, families and communities changed through receiving a shoebox gift.

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