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“Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”
Mark 10:14, ESV

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.

Shoebox Packing Party

November 12th following Second Service

Meet us at the churhc at 10am to pack shoeboxes.  New Hope Church did several events this year to help purchase items to build shoeboxes.  You can join in on the fun! See you on November 12th.

Help Needed


Where can you get a shoebox?

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.




You may grab a shoebox from New Hope Church during any Sunday morning Service, during our Wednesday Kids Ministry evening activities or at New Hope Church Office Monday-Thursday 8-4pm.   You also can use any standard size shoebox that you have lying around at home. 




Toys, stuffed animals, hygiene items, school supplies, clothes, etc.  For a list of ideas and for all detailed information about how to pack a shoebox, go to




Candy, toothpaste, food item of any kind, gum, any item that is liquid or has liquid in it, war-related items or toys, seeds, lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items or aerosol cans.  



Shoebox collection week is always the third week of November.  New Hope Church is the Drop off location for Dallas County.  Please bring your full shoeboxes to New Hope Church at any time listed below.  You can also drop off any Sunday morning during a morning Church Service. 


Nov 13th 1pm-3pm                    Nov 14th 6pm-8pm

Nov 15th 9am-11am                   Nov 16th 6pm-8pm

Nov 17th 2pm-4pm                    Nov 18th 2pm-5pm

Nov 19th 12:30pm-3:30pm        Nov 20th 8:00am-10:00am

Packing Party on Nov 12th


For the best resources and answers to questions, visit ) or Contact Anne Crannell.


Anne Crannell 

Call or text 515-371-1480 

What can you put in a shoebox?

What NOT to put in a shoebox?

Where and when to drop off my full and ready to go around the globe shoebox:

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