In November, several locations in the Eastside Washington Area will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child—joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.
During the project’s National Collection Week, Nov. 13 – 20, Woodinville residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys. Operation Christmas Child will deliver these shoebox gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.
This year, Eastside Washington Area Team hopes to contribute more than 10,395 shoebox gifts toward the 2017 global goal of reaching 12 million children.
Local Drop-Off Sites:
Woodinville, WA -
Bear Creek Community Church
18931 NE 143rd Street
Woodinville WA 98072
Sammamish, WA - Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church
22818 SE 8th Street
Sammamish WA 98074
Bothell, WA -
20618 Filbert Drive
Bothell WA 98012
For drop-off hours and a full list of collection locations, visit
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or to view gift suggestions, call 253-572-1155 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.