God Is At Work Through Operation Christmas Child!

How can a simple shoebox be used to share the love of Jesus? Each year at Christmas we collect shoe boxes filled with small gifts for children that go around the world! Each shoebox represents a gospel opportunity.

Watch This Inspiring Video!

How to Pack a Shoebox

Click HERE to learn more about how to pack a shoebox


What Goes in my Shoebox?

Click HERE to learn more about age-appropriate items and get ideas on what to include in the box you pack! Click HERE for a link to a coloring page that can be filled out and added to your shoeboxes!


List of Prohibited Items

Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

See How God is Working Through SCBC!

Every year, National Collection Week takes place the third week in November. Southern Calvert Baptist Church serves as an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Central Drop-off Location. We assemble shoe boxes filled with items such as toys, school supplies, hygiene items, clothes and accessories appropriate for children ages 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14. Samaritan’s Purse then delivers the boxes to one of more than 170 countries. Every shoebox is the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Build a Box

Click HERE to Build a Box ONLINE. Our overall 2024 SCBC OCC Shoebox Goal is...2024! To start us off, our online goal is 224. Let's share the love and message of our Lord Jesus Christ with children around the world. Let's send Good News and Great Joy! Let's do it for the King! Ready, set, GO!


Do You Want to Follow Your Box?

Click HERE to follow your shoebox!

OCC National Collection Week Drop-Off Hours

OCC National Collection Week for 2024 is November 18th - 25th.

This year, we will continue to have curbside drop-off, as an option, under the overhang at the main entrance of the church. We will also be utilizing in person drop-off. 

Drop-Off Days/Hours:
Monday, November 18: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tuesday, November 19: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 20: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Thursday, November 21: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Friday, November 22: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saturday, November 23: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sunday, November 24: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monday, November 25: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM