Attend an Event

Get involved with Operation Christmas Child: attend an event in your area!

Join us as we kick off a new Operation Christmas Child season! Be inspired, challenged, and equipped to lead your church or group in packing shoeboxes this fall.

  • Hear powerful stories of the dramatic impact of shoebox gifts in the lives of children
  • Discover fresh ideas and information as you lead your church or group
  • Connect with others passionate about reaching children around the world


Planning on hosting an event in support of Operation Christmas Child? Email us at to let us know. Please make sure to include what you are doing, who it is for, and location information. 

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EventDate & TimeDescriptionCityProvince
Annual Radio Launch Event10/01/2016 9:00 AMKFM Radio: 294 Brousseau Ave. TimminsOntario
Annual Radio Launch Event10/01/2016 9:00 AMKFM Radio: 1720 Algonquin Ave. North BayOntario
Annual Radio Launch Event10/01/2016 9:00 AMCJTK- FM 95.5: 2150 Lasalle Blvd. SudburyOntario
Children's Shopping Village10/29/2016 9:00 AMTHE BRIDGE CHURCH (Large outdoor tent): 285 Roger Neilson Way. Shopping for Operation Christmas Child couldn't be easier, hope you'll join us. KanataOntario
GO! Flight OCC 100410/04/2016 7:00 PMVictoria Alliance Church: 1792 Townley Street - Learn more about Operation Christmas Child through first-hand reports, impact stories, videos, connections, and take-away resources Reserve your seats for Flight OCC1004 by contacting Helen at or phone 250-592-1821 [M-F] Meet you at the boarding gate! VictoriaBritish Columbia
International Film Festival10/03/2016 7:00 PMEmmanuel Baptist Church: 374 Salem Road - For more information, please contact Lori Penrice at 705-737-2340 - Come and learn more about the work of Operation Christmas Child through our International Film Festival. Event is open to OCC Project Leaders and interested community members. We look forward to seeing you there!BarrieOntario
International Film Festival10/03/2016 7:00 PMChristian City Church North Calgary (C3NC): 3812 Marbank Drive NE - Call Jerry at 403-601-5141 CalgaryAlberta
International Film Festival10/18/2016 5:00 PMMuseum of Art History 3rd floor (elevator access available): 30 Peter Street South 705-326-2159 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm will be a come and go open house with craft tables and coffee. 6:30 - 7:30 pm we will be hosting the Film Festival - including shoebox recipient and special guest speaker Enrico! Come learn, come enjoy, and bring a friend :) OrilliaOntario
International Film Festival09/30/2016 6:45 PMGrace Baptist Church: 50 Kirkdale Road - Contact: Christina Lehmann Cell: 902-314-01616 CharlottetownPrince Edward Island
International Film Festival10/02/2016 2:30 PMSurrey Alliance Church: 13474 96 Ave. - Call: 604-584-7617 SurreyBritish Columbia
International Film Festival10/14/2016 7:00 PMParkwood Gardens Community Church: 501 Whitelaw Rd. - Samaritan's Purse truck will also be available on-site during this event to tour and provide updates on Samaritan's Purse projects around the world. GuelphOntario
International Film Festival09/30/2016 7:00 PMThe Gibson Centre Room: 102, 105 Gibson Drive - Contact: Sherri Petrovich at or call 416-567-2341 MarkhamOntario
International Film Festival10/23/2016 12:00 PMWestlock Gospel Chapel: 10227 - 97 St. - Contact: ph. 780-349-4555 email: website: WestlockAlberta
International Film Festival10/05/2016 7:00 PMFaithway Baptist Church: 439 Athlone Avenue - Guest speaker sharing her experiences of a recent shoebox distribution trip and The Greatest Journey teaching - Contact: Karen at 519-425-0172 for more information WoodstockOntario
International Film Festival10/02/2016 10:00 AMPeel Pentecostal Tabernacle: 2005 Countryside DriveBramptonOntario
International Film Festival10/26/2016 7:00 PMGlad Tidings Church: 1401 Guelph Line - Contact: Diane Beard - 905-335-8172- Shoebox packing party included! Special guest: Enrico, shoebox recipientBurlingtonOntario
International Film Festival10/09/2016 1:00 PMVernon Alliance Church: 2601 43 Ave VernonBritish Columbia
International Film Festival10/17/2016 7:00 PMHumbervale Park Baptist Church: 763 Royal York Rd. EtobicokeOntario
Journey of a Shoebox10/01/2016 2:30 PMRichmond Hill Christian Community Church Chapel: 9670 Bayview Ave. - RSVP to Sherri Petrovich ( or 416-567-2341) Richmond HillOntario
OCC GO Event10/04/2016 7:00 PMBethel Huntsville (Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle): 35 Silverwood Drive - Contact: Ann Stephenson 705-789-1589 HuntsvilleOntario
OCC GO Event11/24/2016 9:30 AMHuron Chapel. E.M.C.: 119 John's Ave. AuburnOntario
OCC GO Event10/15/2016 6:30 PMCalvary Baptist Church - Contact Susan Murphy for more information at 902-320-1550Woods HarbourNova Scotia
OCC GO Event10/01/2016 9:00 AMÉglise Évangélique Baptiste Renaissance: 4855, 2ième avenue Ouest QuébecQuebec
OCC GO Event10/30/2016 10:00 AMAuburn Bible Chapel: 911 Armour Road. Come hear first hand testimony from a local Peterborough couple who recently returned from distributing shoeboxes in Senegal. Presentation is part of the Sunday morning worship service. PeterboroughOntario
OCC GO Event10/01/2016 9:00 AMOwen Sound Alliance Church 440 7th Ave E - Enrico received a shoebox as a young boy in Argentina. Come and be encouraged by his story. Refreshments provided. Owen SoundOntario
OCC GO Event10/13/2016 7:00 PM985 Adelaide St SOUTH at Compassion Canada. Damaris received a shoebox as a 9 year old girl in Romania. Come and be encouraged by her story. LondonOntario
OCC Question & Answer10/02/2016 10:00 AMParksville Fellowship Baptist Church: 550 Pym Street - Contact: Anna Cook 250 248-3810 ParksvilleBritish Columbia
World Café10/01/2016 2:00 PMJustice Cafe at the northwest entrance of Wetaskiwin MallWetaskiwinAlberta
World Café10/01/2016 3:00 PMCrandleberry's: 1821 - 100th Street - Contact: Mona at 306-445-5637 or text 306-441-5335 North BattlefordSaskatchewan
World Café10/01/2016 11:00 AMPeace Lutheran Church: 4606 48A Street - Contact: Debbi Grimm at 780-887-5557 or - Come and go from 11:00am to 2:00pm - Learn about OCC while sampling international coffees, teas, and pastries. LeducAlberta
World Café10/03/2016 7:00 PMGrace Gospel Church: 5855 Valley Way Niagara FallsOntario
World Café10/06/2016 7:00 PMChurch on the Rock: 2149 Upper James St. Contact 905-388-0231. Special guest: Damaris, shoebox recipient Mount Hope (Hamilton)Ontario
World Café10/04/2016 7:00 PMFirst Baptist Church: 102 - 3rd St. SE. Contact: 204-871-3105 Portage la PrairieManitoba
World Café10/18/2016 6:30 PMCrossroads Free Methodist Church: 121 Shuswap Street NW. We are excited to serve delicious desserts from five different countries that receive shoeboxes. Look forward to this fellowship opportunity with our Project Leaders and their spouses. A great way to kick off the season. Salmon ArmBritish Columbia
World Fair10/05/2016 7:00 PMGreenfield Community Church: 3712 - 114 Street - Contact: Doreen at 780-464-6127 EdmontonAlberta
World Fair10/02/2016 2:00 PMCalvary Pentecostal Church: 7196 County Rd. 29N. Contact 613-325-6659 or Carleton PlaceOntario

Ways you can help


Pray that every child who receives an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift will hear and know how much God loves them.


Help Samaritan’s Purse go beyond the shoebox and expand assistance to children, their families, and their communities. Donate Here