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.


Lake City Foursquare has enjoyed being an area collection center for OCC shoe boxes for over 20 years.

This week is Collection week for Operation Christmas Child.
Drop off Days and Times:
Monday 11-12-18 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 11-13-18 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 11-14-18 10-noon and 1-5 pm
Thursday 11-15-18  1pm-5pm
Friday 11-16-18  2pm-6pm
Saturday 11-17-18 2-6pm
Sunday 11-18-18 9:30-3:30pm
Monday 11-19-18 11:30-2 pm
There are new regulations on items and things change from year to year, so check out these links on
Ashley Howard if you would like to volunteer.
If you are interested in following your shoebox,

Next Steps on the Journey of the Shoe Box:

Processing Shoe Boxes Each shoe box is checked to make sure all contents are appropriate for children. • At Processing Centers, each shoe box is inspected by volunteers

• Boxes must meet the receiving country’s customs requirements
• Consolidation and preparation for shipment takes place

Shipping Shoe Boxes

Hundreds of trucks/lorries and sea containers are now ready to transport your box and millions like it. • Transit to receiving country
• Customs clearance
• Delivered to local churches and ministry partners
Distributing Shoe Boxes

Finally, your shoe box gets into the hands of a child! • Lively, fun event for children • Creative Gospel presentation by local churches and ministry partners, where appropriate • Shoe boxes are given to children unconditionally • Wherever appropriate, children are offered a copy of The Greatest Gift of All booklet in their own language by local churches and ministry partners. • Soon after an OCC distribution event, the local churches and ministry partners may offer The Greatest Journey (TGJ) to the children participating in OCC in many of their communities. You can read more about this program here on their web site.

If you would like to volunteer next year to help or have questions about donating, contact OCC Coordinator
To find more information about OCC, visit