Operation Christmas Child

Learn about Family Church's role in this international ministry of compassion

2021 Collection Week Coming Soon!

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week November 15-22, 2021 Southeast Polk Family Church is an Official Operation Christmas Child Collection Center. We have boxes and labels available, and will accept your packed shoeboxes during Collection Week. Schedule of hours coming soon!

Operation Christmas Child is an international ministry that distributes donated shoe boxes filled with gifts to children around the world. Since 1993, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoe box. Tens of thousands of volunteers from local churches around the world partner to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ at festive outreach events where children are surprised with these shoe box gifts.

Family Church has served as an Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Location for over 10 years. Not only does our student ministry and individual members put together and donate their own boxes, but our team of volunteers receive, sort, pack up and deliver boxes from the surrounding community to a processing center for final shipping. This beloved annual Family Church commitment requires a lot of planning, hard work and dedication, and they love serving in this ministry!

In 2020, 15 Family Church volunteers worked a total of 141 hours. In addition, 75 shoe boxes were filled and donated by Family Church members and students this year! We processed a total of 1,678 boxes during the collection week.

Be sure to keep an eye on this page in fall of 2021 for information about volunteering to serve, and our hours of operation!