It's that wonderful time of year! The collection dates for Operation Christmas Child are Sunday, October 4, through Sunday, November 1.

Below are some ideas of things you can donate to the Operation Christmas Child drive. You can also feel free to pack your own shoebox! Cash and check donations are also appreciated. It costs $9.00 to mail each shoebox. Checks should be written to Harvest Baptist Church with “OCC” in the memo section. 


Bring your donations to the table in the lobby by Sunday, November 1. 


Please visit for more information about this project as well as additional donation tips! 

School / Craft Supplies 

  • Notebooks 

  • Crayons 

  • Markers 

  • Small Pencil Sharpeners 

  • Pencil Cases 

  • Glue Sticks 

  • Safety Scissors 

  • Post It Notes 

  • Coloring Books 

  • Stickers 

  • Rubber Bands 


Toys and “Wow” Items 

  • Soccer Balls (with Pumps) 

  • Sewing Kits 

  • Small Tools 

  • Flashlights (Hand Crank or with Extra Batteries) 

  • Play Doh 

  • Baby Dolls 

  • Balls 

  • Small Trucks or Cars 

  • Jump Rope 

  • Pillow Pets or Stuffed Animals 

Brand New Clothing and Accessories  

  • Socks 

  • Undershirts 

  • Pillowcase Dress/Sundress 

  • T-Shirts 

  • Flip Flops 

  • Light Jacket 

  • Hair Bows / Headbands 

  • Hats 

  • Costume Jewelry 

  • Princess Crown 

  • Lip Balm 

  • Bandanas 

  • Sunglasses 

  • Mirror Compact 



  • Plastic Bowls 

  • Plastic Cups 

  • Collapsible Water Bottles 

  • Washcloths 

  • Soap (non-liquid) 

  • Hairbrushes and Combs 

  • Nail Clippers and Nail Files 

  • Band Aids 

  • Toothbrushes (NOT Toothpaste) 

For your reference, according to the Operation Christmas Child website, please DO NOT include the following items:

  • Used or Damaged Items

  • Medicine/Vitamins 

  • Any Kind of Candy or Chocolate

  • Breakable Items 

  • Seeds, Fruit Rolls, or Other Fruit

  • Snacks Lotions or Liquids 

  • Drink Mixes (Powdered or Liquid)

  • Aerosol Cans 

  • War-Related Items (Toy Guns, Knives, or Military Figures)