The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
Empty shoeboxes and tracking labels are available for pick up at Monticello UMC (308 Island Ford Road, Statesville, NC)
Packed shoeboxes with tracking labels and donations ($9 per box) can be returned to Monticello UMC.