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It's the most wonderful time of year! The collection dates for Operation Christmas Child are Sunday, October 2, through Sunday, October 30, 2022.

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 $10 to mail each shoebox. Checks should be written to Harvest Baptist Church with “OCC” in the memo section. 


Please bring your donations to the Operation Christmas Child table in the lobby by Sunday, October 30. 


We are asking that this year’s focus be on providing “wow” items, personal care essentials, and clothing.

Personal Care Essentials  

  • Plastic Bowls 

  • Plastic Cups 

  • Collapsible Water Bottles 

  • Washcloths 

  • Soap (non-liquid) 

  • Hairbrushes and Combs 

  • Nail Clippers and Nail Files 

  • Band Aids 

  • Toothbrushes (but NOT Toothpaste) 

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 

For your reference, 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) 

Community Drop-Off Times

Monday, November 14:                             11:00 AM–1:00 PM

Tuesday, November 15:                             5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 16:                      6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Thursday, November 17:                            5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Friday, November 18:                                 3:00 PM–5:00 PM

Saturday, November 19:                         10:00 AM–12:00 PM

Sunday, November 20:                               1:30 PM–3:30 PM

Monday, November 21:                          10:00 AM–12:00 PM

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