New Hope is a drop off location for shoe boxes

Since 1993 more than 135 million boys and girls in over 150 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoe box gifts. Your family is encouraged to join in as we partner with Samaritan’s Purse in sharing the life-changing Good News of Jesus. There are several ways you can participate:

(1) Fill a shoe box with small toys, hygiene items and school supplies for a child age 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14. Guides for how to pack a shoe box and Boy/Girl labels are available at the church.

(2) Make a donation for shipping costs of $9 per box or $6 for The Greatest Journey discipleship booklet. Make checks payable to New Hope, or make your donation on-line at samaritanspurse.org.

(3) Volunteer during National Collection Week. New Hope serves as a regional collection center and we will need volunteers to help unload boxes, check them in, and pack them in shipping cartons. Contact David Derden 660-221-9547 about this.


Packing Party Nov 8th

We’ll have a packing party in the fellowship hall on Wednesday, November 8th. We invite adults to join with the GA’s and RA’s as we pack shoe boxes with toys, school supplies, and other gifts. There is a collection box in the main hallway for items for the packing party.

New this year – plastic OCC boxes

Red and green plastic pre-printed boxes are at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 each. They’re durable enough to survive the shipping process and they make great re-usable gifts for the children who receive them. Check out the gift suggestions at Samaritanspurse.org. 

There’s so much more to Operation Christmas Child year-round!

Pack a shoe box


$9 per shoe box to help pay for shipping

$6 to support The Greatest Journey discipleship program, from teacher training to graduation.


for the worldwide ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, and Gospel opportunities through simple shoebox gifts.


Year-round  Join a team of volunteers to serve in leadership, church relations, community relations, media relations, student relations, prayer mobilization, administrative support, or logistics.

During National Collection Week, serve at one of 4,000 Operation Christmas Child drop-off locations, like New Hope.

After National Collection Week, volunteer at one of eight processing centers around the country to prepare shoeboxes for international delivery.

Find out more about Operation Christmas Child at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.

2017 Shoebox Packing Party