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Operation Christmas Child 2022

OperationChristmasChild2022 330Last year, Canadians filled more than 413,000 shoeboxes with gifts for struggling children in West Africa and Central America. Bless children in need this Christmas with a shoebox full of gifts that share God's love and hope. With Operation Christmas Child, an initiative of Samaritan's Purse, each gift-filled shoebox is packed, donated, and delivered to one of hundreds of drop-off locations throughout Canada.

National Collection Week for physical shoe boxes is now over, BUT you can still pack and donate a box online, at packabox.ca! Hand select what items you would like to go in the box, or donate a set amount and have them pack a box for you!

For full instructions on how to pack and deliver your shoebox, click here

National Shoebox Collection Week is Nov. 14-20: Each gift-filled shoebox packed, donated, and delivered to one of hundreds of drop-off locations throughout Canada by Nov. 20 will make a long journey into the arms of a child in need.

About Samaritan’s Purse
Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian relief and development organization that takes its name from Jesus Christ’s biblical story of the Good Samaritan. Like that Good Samaritan, who found a beaten man and helped restore him, Samaritan's Purse aids victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine, and persecution. Besides Operation Christmas Child, their work includes providing safe water, vocational skills, and agricultural supplies and training to families in the developing world. Visit SamaritansPurse.ca for more information.

As children in need receive their Canadian shoeboxes, Samaritan’s Purse will proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in three ways:

1. When it is culturally appropriate, they present the Gospel to all children at shoebox distribution events. Many parents or guardians attend these events and also hear the Good News.

2. They offer children The Greatest Gift, a colourful storybook that shares the message of salvation. The booklet (available in more than 80 languages) shares 11 Scripture stories and invites children to follow Christ. Shoebox recipients can take The Greatest Gift home to share with family and friends.

3. When possible, they invite each child who received a shoebox to participate in The Greatest Journey, their 12-lesson evangelism and discipleship program. After finishing The Greatest Journey, children attend a graduation celebration where they receive a certificate and a New Testament in their language. It is often the first copy of God’s Word the child or their family have ever owned.

During the last 10 years, He has used The Greatest Journey to bring more than 11 million children to faith in His Son. In many cases, God works through these children to bring their parents and siblings to faith in Christ.

LOCAL DROP-OFF LOCATIONS - NOVEMBER 14-20:

Click here to enter your postal code and find your closest drop-off location.

Cedarview Alliance Church
2784 Cedarview Rd., Nepean
Contact: Grace Deschamps
613-725-4131

Mon. 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tues. CLOSED
Wed. CLOSED
Thur. 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri. CLOSED
Sat. 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sun. CLOSED

Metropolitan Bible Church
2176 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa
Contact: Jewel Jeffrey-Saulnier
613-851-1262
Mon. 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tues. 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed. CLOSED
Thur. 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Fri. CLOSED
Sat. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sun. 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Community Bible Church
1600 Stittsville Main St., Stittsville
Contact: Pat McCarthy
613-836-2606
Mon. CLOSED
Tue. 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thur. CLOSED
Fri. CLOSED
Sat. 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun. 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Woodvale Pentecostal Church
205 Greenbank Rd., Nepean
Contact: Jennifer Johnson
613-323-2555

Mon. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tues. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed. 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thur. CLOSED
Fri. 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat. 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ottawa Church of God
1820 Carling Ave., Ottawa
Contact: Carol Campbell
613-729-3172

Mon. CLOSED
Tues. 10:00am - 1:00pm & 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed. CLOSED
Thur. 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri. 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat. 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun. 9:00am - 2:00pm

Trinity Bible Church
4101 Stagecoach Rd., Osgoode
Contact: Lianne Trerice
613-822-8773
Mon. 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tues 9:30am - 2:00pm & 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed. 9:30am - 2:00pm
Thur. 9:30am - 2:00pm
Fri. 9:30am - 2:00pm
Sat. 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sun. 9:30am - 12:00pm

East Gate Alliance Church
550 Codd's Rd., Ottawa
Contact: Teresa Lafortune
613-265-5398 OR 613-749-9305

Mon. CLOSED
Tues. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wed. 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Thur. 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri. 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sun. 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Community Pentecostal Church
1825 St Joseph Blvd., Orléans
Contact: Tim Tyson

613-807-4335
Mon. 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Tues. 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed. CLOSED
Thur. 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Fri. CLOSED
Sat. 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Sun. CLOSED

Redeemer Alliance Church
4825 Innes Rd., Orléans
Contact: Kim Smith
613-277-5401

Mon. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tues. 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed. CLOSED
Thur. 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri. CLOSED
Sat. 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sun. CLOSED

Kemptvill Pentecostal Tabernacle
1964 County Road 43, Kemptville
Contact: Steven Kohls
613-258-5779
Mon. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tues. 10:00am - 12:00pm & 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wed. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thur. 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fri. 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat. 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sun. 10:00am - 12:00pm

Pembroke Pentecostal Tabernacle
34 Brandon Ave., Pembroke
Contact: Kayla Azih
613-558-8526

Mon. 10:00am - 2:00pm
Tues. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed. 9:30am - 12:00pm
Thur. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fri. 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sat. 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun. 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church
160 Wayside Dr., Perth
Contact: Sharon Connor
905-885-8738

Mon. 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tues. CLOSED
Wed. 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thur. CLOSED
Fri. 4:00pm - 8:30pm
Sat. 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun. 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church
116 Baskin Dr W, Arnprior
Contact: Cathy Stevenson
613-447-8776
Mon. 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tues. 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Wed. 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Thur. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fri. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat. 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sun. 9:30am - 11:00am

Calvary Pentecostal Church
7196 Country Rd 29 N., Carleton Place
Contact: Lynnette Naismith
613-808-7543

Mon. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tues. CLOSED
Wed. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thur. CLOSED
Fri. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat. 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sun. 12:00pm- 2:30pm

Prescott-Russell/Argenteuil Drop-Off Location: c/o Bedtek Computers
27 High St., Vankleek Hill
Contact: Yves Bedard
613-678-5100
Thur. 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri. 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat. CLOSED
Sun. CLOSED

These locations *might* have empty shoeboxes that you can pick up, but there is no guarantee. Residents can use their own shoeboxes, or buy clear plastic boxes and fill them.

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