Operation Christmas Child

Share the love of Christ with a child in need through a simple shoebox filled with small gifts, a Bible, and your prayers.  A donation of $9.00 will help ship your gift across the world to one of over 8 million children stricken by poverty, hunger, war, disaster, or disease. 

Operation Christmas Child is a world wide outreach effort coordinated by the Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse.  New Hope is pleased to be just a small part of that effort by serving as a drop-off location for the northwest Ohio area.

Here's how you can participate:

  • Pack one or more shoe box gifts to send to a needy child.  After packing your boxes, please drop them off  in the Main Campus Lobby by using the South Entrance during collection week.  Drop off times are listed below.
  • Free shoeboxes and labels are available at the church while supplies last.  Stop by Guest Services in the Main Campus on Sunday mornings or at the church office in the Main Campus which is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 
  • Please do not include any liquids, candy or toothpaste in your boxes.  
  • Payment Options:
  1. Process your payment online which is called "Follow Your Box"  This allows people who pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child to discover the destination of their gifts when they make their donation for shipping and other program costs online. Samaritan’s Purse sends donors a special label that lets them track their shoebox and tell them the country where their gift will be delivered into the hands of a child.  The cost is $9.00 per box.  To process your online payment, please click here
  2. Enclose a check for $9.00 or more per box in an envelope to help cover the shipping costs of each box.  Please make your checks payable to Samaritan's Purse and note on the memo line that the gift is for Operation Christmas Child.  If you are donating more than one box, you can make one combined donation in a single envelope.  Place the envelope on top of the gift items inside your shoebox so it is clearly visible.



Monday:  9:00 AM - noon, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Tuesday:  9:00 AM - noon, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Wednesday:  9:00 AM - noon

Thursday:  9:00 AM - noon, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday:  9:00 AM - noon

Saturday: 9:00 AM - noon

Sunday:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Monday: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

For more information or to volunteer to serve, contact Jeri Goheen at 419.630.5123, email

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