operation christmas child

Now more than ever children need to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.  The Mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Packing a shoebox gift is a simple way we can be a part of sharing the love of Jesus with children in need.  Kick off Sunday is quickly arriving this October 4th.   We will be passing out free Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes at Calvary Salt Lake for individuals to pack and return during National Collection Week, November 16-23, 2020
We know many of you are not attending services in person at this time due to COVID-19 and packing a shoebox online is a great alternative.  Others, either do not have the time to pack a shoebox or shopping in big box stores is just not your thing.  The Build a Box Online is a great option and in just a few easy clicks and you have built a shoebox for a girl or boy.  The cost is $25 per box and that includes the $9 shipping – a total bargain.
We have created a Build a Box Online Goal Page for Calvary Salt Lake!  Our shoebox goal for boxes built online is 1500 and you could be a part of reaching 1500 children simply by following the link below and creating a personalized shoebox.
Click the link below or just copy and paste this link into your internet browser and get started building your box.  




Dear Operation Christmas Child Prayer Partners: The regular monthly Prayer Network Update has resumed with September of 2020. Please see the link at the bottom of the page to view the current prayer network update. We encourage you to visit our website for COVID-19 updates by clicking here; or for up-to-date videos and articles on COVID-19 affecting Operation Christmas Child, click here.


  •   For God’s provision and help for our Operation Christmas Child volunteers and ministry partners

  •   For the global church to shine bright in the darkness serving God and bringing the good news of the gospel

  •   For God to bring peace and salvation to those suffering with COVID-19 in isolation

  •   That God would grow our faith as we trust HIM over our circumstances

This is the time for the church to be in prayer.  Please let us know if you have prayer requests that our team can  lift to Jesus.

Este mes, en lugar de recibir las Noticias de la Red de Oración, te pedimos que ores por el trabajo de Samaritan's Purse durante la pandemia de COVID-19, por el staff, voluntarios y compañeros de ministerio de Operation Christmas Child. Te animamos a visitar nuestro sitio web, para encontrar los videos y la información más actualizada.


  • Por la provisión y ayuda de parte de Dios para nuestros voluntarios y compañeros de ministerio de Operation Christmas Child.
  •  Para que la iglesia global brille en la oscuridad sirviendo a Dios y llevando las buenas nuevas del evangelio
  •  Que Dios traiga paz y salvación a aquellos que sufren con COVID-19 de manera aislada.
  •  Que Dios haga crecer nuestra fe mientras confiamos en ÉL por encima de nuestras circunstancias.

This is a FREE event open to everyone! We invite you to donate your handcrafted items to benefit Operation Christmas Child Shoebox outreach. 100% of the proceeds directly benefit the OCC Shoebox project. For more information about Operation Christmas Child, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

For more information about the Arts/Crafts & Bake Sale, contact Alison Long at: occgreatersaltlake@gmail.com





What is Operation Christmas Child?


The Mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

How is Calvary Salt Lake Involved? 


Calvary Salt Lake hosts the Greater Salt Lake Area Team, supporting the multi-church volunteer based team in hosting events and financially supporting the ministry of Samaritan's Purse.  Calvary Salt Lake has been the Greater Salt Lake Area Central Drop Off Site since 1994.  Calvary Salt Lake recognizes Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan's Purse as their International Missions outreach and is blessed to be a part of this amazing project that reaches millions of children each year with the love of Christ and the Gospel.


How Can I Get Involved? (click on an option)


You can get involved by packing a shoebox gift

You can also pack a box online

You can make a financial donation

You can financially support the Great Journey Discipleship Program

You can volunteer on the Area Team, at local drop off sites, and year-round

You can volunteer at the Processing Center

+ You can volunteer as a Prayer Network Partner!

+ You can pray through the 2019 31-Days of Prayer for Operation Christmas Child - CLICK HERE!


Stay connected locally by joining the OCC Greater Salt Lake Facebook Group

For more information contact: 

Alison Long: along@samaritan.org

Regional Area Coordinator

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