Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child


What is Operation Christmas Child?

Operation Christmas Child is a unique and exciting outreach ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, an organization directed by Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham. Operation Christmas Child distributes gift-filled shoe boxes to poor, sick, and suffering children located in countries outside the United States. People like us, who prepare shoe boxes, filled with simple gifts, who pray, and support Operation Christmas Child, will make the biggest impact on these children. We can bring joy to innocent children who have suffered from poverty, war and disease.

To know more about what gifts to place in the shoeboxes and how to pack the items, pick up brochures from the mailbox beside the trailer in the First Baptist Church Pflugerville parking lot at the corner of FM 1825 and 10th Street or come by the church office at 306 S. 10th St., (512) 251-3052. You can also download an instruction sheet with labels here (currently unavailable), order materials for your groups or individuals here or pick up packets of brochures with instructions at First Baptist Pflugerville or your nearest Relay Collection Site. We encourage you to enlist the groups or organizations you attend to also become involved in Operation Christmas Child. A video presentation is also available. Community-wide participants may take their shoe box gifts to FBC at any scheduled service or to the semi-trailer at the FBC collection point during the drop-off times shown to the left…

How do I pack a shoe box?

Click on this link for easy to follow instructions! BUILD-A-SHOE BOX ONLINE

Austin Area Relay Collection Sites

2016 Relay Sites will be updated closer to the scheduled collection

Shoe Boxes

Standard size adult cardboard shoe boxes work great. Wrap the lid and box separately with colorful christmas wrap or plain paper and decorate with crayons, markers, stickers, etc. (Boot boxes, while they hold more, are awkward to pack in the shipping cartons). If you prefer to use clear plastic shoe boxes, please, do not use any larger than 6-qt. size. Thank you for considering participation in Operation Christmas Child. You will help put a “smiling” face on every Christmas Child.

OCC Smiling Children

Thank you for considering participation in Operation Christmas Child. You will help put a “smiling” face on every Christmas Child.

2016 Dates – FBC Pflugerville Collection Center

Dates TBD.

Shoe boxes may also be dropped off at the FBC office at 306 10th St. any day between 9 am & 4 pm only if the collection trailer is NOT open, other-wise, please take them to the collection trailer. Please call 512-251-3052, so we know you are coming.

Additional Collection Sites

View the 2016 Collection Sites nearest to your location. 

For more information, please refer to the following resources:

If you have additional questions please contact the church office.


Ray & LaJuana Garner
OCC Leaders