Collecting boxes from Nov 7 - Nov 21

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world. Together with the local church worldwide, Operation Christmas Child, aims to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.  


If you have never participated in Operation Christmas Child, it is a simple mission project that anyone can do. We prepare gifts for children, place them in a shoe box, and then they are delivered to impoverished children around the world in Jesus' name. The shoeboxes are used as evangelistic tools by missionaries and pastors. Over sixty one million children in 130 nations have received gifts since the ministry was started in 1993. We are collecting shoeboxes anytime between Nov 7th - Nov 21st. They can be dropped off in the church on Sunday morning or at the HTC office mid-week.

Serve in the Shoebox Warehouse

Another way to support the project is to help in the in the Processing Center. Volunteers (13 years or older) may serve at the Fullerton Processing Center on the following dates:

  • (Group 1) Monday, Dec 6 from 2-6pm
  • (Group 2) Tuesday, Dec 14 from 6-10pm

The Processing Center is located in Fullerton (4200 Bonita Place, Fullerton, CA 92835). We will have a signup sheet at the Welcome Table for those interested in volunteering to help get the shoeboxes ready for shipping to children around the world.

How to fill a shoebox

  • Find A Shoebox

    Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately. 

  • Fill with Gifts

    Have fun! Get your family involved. Think creatively. Fill your shoebox(s) with fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. 

    Suggested gift items

  • Pray for Your Child(ren)

    Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.

  • Follow Your Box Labels

    Donate $9 online and receive a tracking label to Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.

    Click here

  • Drop Off Your Box

    Drop off at Harbor Trinity Church. Then we can have each shoebox shipped around the world!