Operation Christmas Child asks generous people around the world to donate items to children who live in impoverished areas. These items are placed into a shoebox (wrapped with Christmas paper) and shipped around the world. When children are given their shoeboxes, they are invited to a 12-lesson Bible study that teaches them about the caring words of Jesus Christ.
St. Peter members donated 358 boxes for OCC and received/processed 1,843 shoe box gifts during the 2017 collection week. The North Suburban Chicago area collection network collected 31,796 shoe boxes! Each of these precious shoe boxes is a gift of hope and love and an opportunity to share the Gospel with needy kids.
Packing instructions can be found at our table in the Narthex or online at samaritanspurse.org/occ