Operation Christmas Child

Share the love and joy of Jesus with children around the world.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 146 million children.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 146 million children in more than 100 countries.


Open Door Church has 1,000 boxes ready to be filled. You can pick your box up in the lobby at either campus.


For more information about Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan's Purse, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ


(Check out the bottom of this page for some Shoebox packing tips.)

Shoeboxes are due by Sunday, November 17th

Collection Times for 2019


In addition to filling shoeboxes, the Edenton campus is a regional drop off site. Everyone in the area will be bringing their shoeboxes to our Edenton campus. We need volunteers for the drop off times from November 18th-24th. If you are interested in helping, fill out the form below. 

Volunteer for Collection Times

Questions? Contact the church office or you can just sign up for the time and we'll be in contact!