Join Us As We Send The Gospel To The Ends Of The Earth!
New Bethel is proud to partner with Samaritan's Purse for Operation Christmas Child to bring the Good News to children around the world. Every box is prayerfully and uniquely packed full of toys and other fun items by churches and individuals just like you to delight the heart of a child. Will you join us in packing a shoebox gift this year?
What Should I Pack In My Shoebox?
A "Wow" Item
- Soccer Ball (with pump)
- Doll or Stuffed Animal
- Pens, Pencils, Sharpeners, Crayons, and Markers
- Notebooks and Paper
- Coloring and Picture Books
- Solar Calculators
Personal Care or Hygiene Items
Clothing and Accessories
- Jewelry and watches
- Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Crafts and Activities
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Jump Rope
A Personal Letter From You
You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any regularly-sized shoebox (or a shoebox-sized plastic container) is acceptable. New Bethel has official Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes available for the taking at our Sunday morning worship services. Just stop by the table in the back of the Worship Center to pick up yours!
You can return your filled, shoebox gift any time between now and Sunday, November 12. On that day, we will pray over the boxes as a congregation during our worship service, before they are taken to a Drop-Off Location later in the week.
No. New Bethel has already taken care of the shipping cost ($9 per box) so that individuals are can focus on filling up as many shoeboxes as possible! Be sure to stop by the table in the back of the Worship Center and talk to Sharon Hobbs to get your pre-paid shipping label. This label will allow you to track your box as it goes to the uttermost parts of the earth!
Please do not include the following items:
- Candy, Gum, or Food
- Used or Damaged Items
- Scary or War-Related Items
- Liquids or Lotions
- Medications or Vitamins
- Breakable Items or Glass Containers
- Aerosol Cans