Christmas  Child

The Samaritan's Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, collects shoebox gifts‑filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way. Join us as we help spread the love of Jesus by packing shoeboxes!

FBC Brandon 2024 Goal

Our goal this year is to send out over 2,500 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! To make that goal attainable, we will be doing collections for items every other month the entire year long. Below you will find more details about what we will be collecting each month as well as a schedule for our monthly OCC Workshops where we gather to make items for the shoeboxes like: jump ropes, dresses, tote bags, etc.

Every Other Month Collections

We will take up a collection on the last Sunday every of other month. Below you will find the dates as well as the items being collected for each month.
Please drop off your items to the bin located outside the library, down the glass hallway.


Yo-yos, slinkies, and marbles


Toothbrushes and covers and washcloths (no toothpaste please)

MAY 26

Socks and underwear for boys and girls, ages 2-5, 6-9, and 10-14, and flip flops


School supplies (70 page notebooks, 24 pack crayons, pencils, pencil sharpeners, and erasers)


Dolls and small cars

Monthly Workshops

In addition to having collections every other month, we will have a monthly OCC Workshop at our Downtown Campus Rec Area.
Below you will find dates along with the agenda for the month.
  • Making jump ropes from clean, used t-shirts; tote bags from clean jeans; and dresses, boy's shorts, and baby blankets from cotton fabric and flannel.
  • Jump ropes and jewelry making.
  • We'll be making dresses, sanikits, tote bags, and blankets. Even if you don't sew, we nee help selecting fabric combinations, cutting patterns, and pressing seams. Bring your scissors, measuring tapes, and cutting mats if you have them.
  • We'll be putting together hygiene kits.
  • We'll be making jump ropes from clean, used t-shirts. You can donate t-shirts you no longer want.
  • We'll be making dresses for girls, shorts for boys, and tote bags.
  • We'll be putting together fishing kits, hex nut games, painting wooden spinning tops, and filling marble bags.
  • We'll be putting together school supply bags.
MAY 17
  • We'll be making dresses for girls, shorts for boys, sanikits, and tote bags.
  • Sort, separate, and organize shoebox gifts by age and gender.

OCC Packing Party

After we've done all the collecting all year long, we'll come together on November 3rd for our church-wide
OCC Packing Party! We need all hands on deck to make sure we reach our 2,500-shoebox goal this year!
Check out the video above for the recap of our last OCC Packing Party.

Purchase A  Shoebox Online

If you're looking for a way to send a shoebox but don't necessarily have the time to shop for items, you can purchase a shoebox online at the link below. For around $25 you can send a shoebox to children across the globe. Every shoebox purchased from this link goes towards our church goal of 2,000 for this year.
To stay up to date with what's going on for OCC, you can join our
FBC Brandon Operation Christmas Child Facebook group.
There, you will see reminders about monthly OCC workshops as well as when sales might be happening for items that will be collected soon.

Want to get involved?

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact our Missions Ministry Assistant, Amanda Smith.