Operation Christmas Child 2020


Leesburg Church of the Nazarene is collecting packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child 2020!

Free shoeboxes are available in the church foyer!  Please return your filled shoebox/es to the church by the morning of November 22, 2020.


Can’t pack in person?  No problem!  You can build a shoebox online here.


Are you unsure how to build a shoebox?  Just follow the instructions online here.


Don’t know what to pack?  Reference this list of gift suggestions compiled by Samaritan’s Purse.


Please note that some items cannot be included in the shoeboxes.  Below is a non-comprehensive list of some of the items not allowed in the shoeboxes:

  • Candy
  • Toothpaste
  • Gum
  • Used or damaged items
  • War-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures
  • Chocolate
  • Food
  • Seeds
  • Fruit rolls or other fruit snacks
  • Drink mixes (powdered or liquid)
  • Liquids or lotions
  • Medications or vitamins
  • Breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers
  • Aerosol cans

For more information, please view this FAQ by Samaritan’s Purse.


Click here for other ways to support Operation Christmas Child.