Operation Christmas Child

Poster for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, which sends shoe boxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies around the world as a means of reaching out to children with the Good News of Jesus Christ. This year, Athey Creek is an official drop-off location meaning we will be collecting boxes not only from our own congregation, but also from the surrounding area. We will begin distributing boxes before and after services on October 12th. Shoe boxes can be packed with items such as toys, hygiene items, clothing and accessories, and art supplies. Be sure to also include a nine dollar donation for shipping costs (cash or checks made to Samaritan's Purse.) The final week to return shoe boxes is during National Collection Week, November 18-25. During National Collection Week, Athey Creek will have specific hours to collect shoe boxes (see dates and times listed.) For more information about how to pack a shoe box or about Operation Christmas Child please visit the Samaritan's Purse website at www.samaritanspurse.org.


1. Decide what age and gender you will be packing the box for

2. Pick a “wow” item and fill the box with smaller gifts and essentials

3. Pray over your box and print out a shipping label

4. Be sure to include $9 to cover shipping costs

5. Check out Samaritan's Purse for more

information and FAQ’s regarding packing


Athey Creek’s Operation Christmas Child Drop-off times during National Collection week are:

Monday, November 18th - Thursday, November 21st 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday, November 22nd 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 23rd 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 24th 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


If you would like to volunteer, contact [email protected]



Athey Creek West Linn

2700 Southwest Ek Road West Linn, Oregon 97068

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