HTC is collecting shoeboxes from Nov 4th - 24th

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, we aim 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 shoebox, and then they are delivered to impoverished children around the world in Jesus' name. The shoe boxes 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. 


Shoeboxes can be dropped off in the sanctuary on Sundays, on Wednesday nights or during the week in the church office.

Serve in the Shoebox Warehouse

Another way to support the project is to help in the in the Distribution Center. Volunteers (7th grade and up) may serve at the Fullerton Processing Center on Tues, Nov 26 from 6pm-10pm. Harbor Trinity has reserved space for 21 people to serve there so space is limited. 

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 Pack A Shoebox

  • 1. Find A Shoebox

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

  • 2. Select Girl or Boy

    Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category:  

    2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

  • 3. Fill with Gifts

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

  • 4. 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. 

  • 5. 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...] 

  • 6. Drop Off Your Box

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