Operation Christmas Child

Site: Simcoe West

Record #: BAR0639
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 06 Nov 2023


Description (Service) Pack a shoe box gift with items for children outside of Canada
  • gift is made by filling a shoe box with school supplies, hygiene items (toothpaste not accepted), clothing items (T-shirts, ball cap, socks), toys and other related small items
  • some items such as candy are not accepted, see What to Pack
  • Participants choose to direct their shoe box gift to either a boy or a girl in one of 3 age categories (2-4 yrs, 5-9 yrs, or 10-14 yrs)
  • Standard shoe boxes and instruction pamphlets (one for each shoe box gift) are available from various churches and other organizations, in Barrie, Innisfil, Cookstown, Alliston, Tottenham, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Elmvale, Midland, and Penetanguishene
  • regular shoe boxes may also be used, recognizing that an instruction pamphlet is required for each box to be filled
  • program is conducted each year by Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization with Canadian headquarters in Calgary

Service Details

  • Shoe Box Pick-up: beginning late Sep each year
  • Return of Filled Shoe Box Gifts: : Nov 13-19 2023 - drop off to Emmanuel Church, 374 Salem Road, Barrie
Areas Served Alliston ; Angus ; Barrie ; Beeton ; Collingwood ; Cookstown ; Innisfil ; Midland ; Penetanguishene ; Stayner ; Thornton ; Tottenham ; Wasaga Beach ; Waverley
Eligibility No restrictions
Languages English
Fees Donation - $10 donation requested for each shoe box prepared to help cover shipping and other project costs

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Drop off locations

Contact Information

Toll Free Phone 1-800-303-1269, Calgary Head Office
Website https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samaritanspurse.ca
Twitter Twitter: https://twitter.com/spcanada
YouTube YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/samaritanspursecan
Primary Contact Mike Beecraft, Regional Manager, Central Ontario; Phone: 519-400-0687; Email: mbeecraft@samaritan.ca
Alternate Contact Dianne Boylin, Area Coordinator-OCC Simcoe; Phone: 416-562-0516; 905-729-4960; Email: DianneBocc2@gmail.com

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