Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is…
Operation Christmas Child sends a small shoebox that can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, or plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Be a part of changing lives through the power of a simple gift. Your box could impact a special kid from anywhere in the world!
OCC at Uplands?!
URCC and Operation Christmas Child of Samaritan’s Purse are teaming up again! Our goal is to pack 1,000 shoe boxes in order to spread the Gospel all around the world. This is where you come in. You and your child have the unique opportunity of giving a shoebox to a child who has never received such a gift. Join us by bringing enough items to generously fill ONE or more COMPLETE shoeboxes. Uplands will provide shoeboxes during the packing parties that will be held during each camp. Also, don’t forget shipping! Please include a donation of $7 (per box packed) so that your box gets to its destination.
What you should bring:
Something to Love
Teddy bear, doll, soft toy, etc.
Something for School
Exercise book, pencil case, pens, pencils, coloring pencils, sharpener, eraser, chalk, etc.
Something to Wear
T-shirt, shorts, underwear, cap, beanie, sandals, flip-flops, etc.
Something to Play With
Tennis ball, cars, skipping rope, marbles, musical instrument, yo-yo, slinky, finger puppets, wind up torch, etc. (No battery operated items)*
Something for Personal Hygiene
Soap and face washer, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, hair-clips, scrunchies, etc. (No toothpaste)*
Something Special
Carry bag, sunglasses, bangles, necklaces, craft kits, stickers, note or photo of yourself
What you should NOT bring:
Items that Leak or Melt
Including toothpaste, shampoo, bubbles, plasticine/play dough, batteries
Any Food or Lollies
Of any kind (due to shipping regulations) including medicines and vitamins
Any Used or Damaged Items
(Due to customs regulations) including clothing and toys
Any Breakable Items
Including glass, porcelain, mirrors
Any Items that can Scare or Harm the Child
Including knives, war-related toys, toy guns
Any Gambling Related Items
Including play money, playing cards, dominoes