Operation Christmas Child shares the Good News of Jesus Christ. As shoe-box gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids, while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoe-box gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language. Every gift filled shoe-box is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship — transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ!

Thousands of shoe-boxes will be collected during National Collection Week, right here at NewCov. But before these precious gifts can bring hope and joy to a child around the world each one has to be carefully inspected and made ready for overseas shipment by volunteers like you!

OCC Crafting Group
During June-July meets in Elevations
2nd & 4th Thursdays 9:00 – 12:00PM

So we can save on air conditioning 🙂

2011 – 74 Boxes

2012 – 114 Boxes

2013 – 302 Boxes

2014 – 639 Boxes

2015 – 920 Boxes

2016 – 1,623 Boxes

2017 – 1,949 Boxes

2018 – 2,392 Boxes

2019 GOAL: 2,500 Boxes

Help us prepare shoe-boxes for delivery!


Collection Week

We need volunteers to work hourly shifts during Collection Week. Since NewCov is a central drop-off location for the greater Fresno area, thousands of shoe-boxes will be dropped off here. They’ll need to be counted, put in cartons, and then loaded onto a tractor-trailer for their journey to the Southern California Processing Center.  Times are flexible, you don’t need to stay for the whole time slot.

  • Monday, November 18            9:00 – 2:00PM
  • Tuesday, November 19           4:00 – 6:00PM
  • Wednesday, November 20     11:00 – 2:00PM
  • Thursday, November 21        11:00 – 2:00PM
  • Friday, November 22              2:00 – 5:00PM
  • Saturday, November 23         10:00 – 2:00PM
  • Sunday, November 24            1:00 – 5:00PM
  • Monday, November 25           8:00 – 1:00PM

Packing Party

We need volunteers to pack all the items our year ’round Operation Christmas Child team has been gathering and crafting.
  • Friday, November 15           9:00 – 12:00PM
Shoe-box Packing:
  • Saturday, November 16      9:00 – 12:00PM

Operation Christmas Child Links

Hear heart-warming stories how this ministry impacts people’s lives

How to pack a shoe-box?

Gift Suggestions

Find out more about Operation Christmas Child