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!
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
- Friday, November 15 9:00 – 12:00PM
- Saturday, November 16 9:00 – 12:00PM