Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse.  Operation Christmas Child Logo

Operation Christmas Child provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on project of Samaritan's Purse that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus Christ - God's greatest gift.

Every year across Canada volunteers pack shoe boxes with hygiene items, school supplies, and toys, and is given to children regardless of gender, race, or religion.  Canadians packed 730,577 shoeboxes in 2016.


Calvary Church - OCC Collection Centre

Calvary Church is a collection centre for Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse.

In the past three years Calvary Church, partnering with Calvary Christian Academy, were able to collect several thousand shoeboxes. 

I am reminded of the words of Jesus again: "Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me."  Matthew 25:40 MSG

The OCC Connection - Calvary Church

In 2014 we had two ladies, Josee and Diana, from our church travel with Operation Christmas Child to Senegal, Africa and participate in an actual shoebox distribution.  In 2016 Diana took a second trip with Operation Christmas Child to Haiti on a shoebox distribution. 

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