Operation Christmas Child Drop-Off Locations will open to receive shoebox gifts packed with toys and other items during National Collection Week Nov. 16-23.

Their mission is to provide shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to children around the world affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

To donate, fill an average-size shoebox with items for a girl or a boy, age ranges 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14. Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. You can also include a personal note and photo. Find a step-by-step guide on the How to Pack a Shoebox webpage.

You can download the basic boy and girl shoebox shipping labels here . If you choose this method, remember to include your $9 donation per shoebox. Or you can download shipping labels through Follow Your Box by making your $9 donation online. This method will allow you to learn the destination of your shoebox gift.

Finally, take your shoebox gift to a local drop-off location during National Collection Week, Nov. 16–23, 2020.

Individuals and families making plans to visit a drop-off location in their area can learn more about what to expect in this year’s curbside drop-off experience on the organization’s Important COVID-19 Updates webpage.

The nearest drop-off location in Kittitas County is the Ellensburg Calvary Chapel located at 840 Cowboy Lane, Ellensburg, WA 98926. Drop off times are:

  • Mon, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Tue, Nov. 17: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Wed, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Thu, Nov. 19: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fri, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Sat, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sun, Nov. 22: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Mon, Nov. 23: 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

You can also mail your shoebox gift to:

Samaritan’s Purse
PO Box 3000,
Boone, NC 28607.

Or you can pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift online. The gift will be packed for you and sent for a suggested donation of $25.