Volunteer to collect shoeboxes

Harvest Chapel Free Methodist  is a local drop-off spot for Northern Chautauqua county and we need volunteers to help collect, count, and sort shoeboxes through National Collection Week, Nov. 15-22. So if you can volunteer a few hours of your time, click the button below. 

Pack a Shoebox

Even amid a global pandemic, we want to collect more shoeboxes than ever before, because now more than ever, children need hope!

Find a Shoebox
Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately. We also have preassembled boxes at the church.

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.

Fill with Gifts
Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.
See Our Gift SuggestionsOr download and print our list of suggested gifts.

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 label to Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.
Take your shoebox gift to a local drop-off location during National Collection Week, Nov. 15–22, 2021. We are a local drop-off for Northern Chautauqua County. To visit our times and information click here:

Build a Shoebox Online!

With just a few clicks, you can pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift online to help share the Good News of Jesus Christ with a boy or girl in need around the world. Simply select toys and other fun items you’d like to include from our collection, and personalize your gift with your own letter and photo. We’ll pack the gift for you and send it on its way for a suggested donation of just $25. Follow this link to start building your shoebox: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/