operation christmas child

A project of Samaritan's Purse

Thank you for packing 267 boxes!  

OCC box collections will resume Nov. 2024.

The Xenia Nazarene congregation will again donate gift-filled shoe boxes that will be shipped worldwide throughout the year to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease.  These boxes are used to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to entire communities.  Children receiving the shoe boxes are invited to enroll in The Greatest Journey, a 12-lesson discipleship program.

Empty boxes should be available for pick up on Sundays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, & Nov. 10 in the Xenia Naz foyer.  Fill your box with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.  For more info about what to include in your boxes, visit Samaritan's Purse.  

The deadline for filled boxes to be returned to Xenia Nazarene Church is Sunday, November 17.

Note:  Scroll down for XCC community drop-off location info.

filled shoe box drop-off location

for the xenia community

Below are dates for 2023

Again this year, the Xenia Community Center (1265 W. Second St., Xenia) will serve as an Operation Christmas Child shoe box drop-off location for the Xenia community.

 The Xenia Community Center (XCC)  will be open at the times listed below.    Volunteers are available to help you take boxes inside the XCC if needed. 

Monday, Nov. 13  9:00- 11:00am & 2:30- 4:30 pm

Tuesday. Nov. 14  5:30- 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 15  2:30- 4:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 16  9:30- 11:30 am & 5:30- 7:30 pm

Friday, November 17  2:30- 4:30 pm

Saturday, November 18  9:00- noon

Sunday, November 19  1:00- 4:00 pm

Monday, November 20  9:30- 11:30 am