Show Love to a Child in Need

OCCOperation Christmas Child makes it possible for millions of children in need around the world to experience God's love through shoeboxes filled with gifts. The shoeboxes open doors for sharing how Jesus can change their lives for eternity. Operation Christmas Child works through local churches to supply the children with Christian literature and follow-up programs.

National Collection Week is November 13th-20th. You can drop your boxes off at the WCIC studios in Peoria during the following times:

  • November 13th-17th: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • November 18th: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • November 19th: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • November 20th: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Drop-off times will differ at other locations. You can find the location nearest to you by clicking here.

**If you have a large number of shoeboxes from your church/group, please take them to Northwoods Community Church in Peoria.

If you need a shoebox to fill, you can pick up an empty one at WCIC and then pack it with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and notes of encouragement. To learn how to pack a box, click here.

Want to see where your box ends up? Check out the Follow Your Box feature here.