Operation Christmas Child (OCC)

Its mission is to show God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

In 2016, 11,485,662 shoebox gifts were collected!  Since 1990, 146 million children in 150 countries have experienced God’s love through shoebox gifts.


Over the last 2 years we have made up and donated in excess of 250 shoeboxes.


Samaritan’s Purse UK is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in need across the world (especially Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe & Central Asia)




For all of us who like to put together a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child run by Samaritans Purse, we have four options as to how we can do it for Christmas 2020.


The National Collection week this year is 9th – 16th November 2020



  1. Pack a Shoebox as usual and take to a drop off point at Esher Green Baptist Church, 6 Park Road, Esher, KT10 8NP on Tues 10th Nov, Wed 11th Nov or Thurs 12th Nov between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  2. Pack a Shoebox as usual and take to a drop off point at any Entertainer Toy Shop.  The closest ones are in Kingston or Staines

  3. Go online at and pack your shoebox on-line for a boy or girl of a specific age, using the options given and by paying £20 per shoebox

  4. Go online at and donate a pre-packed shoebox by paying £20 per shoebox


For any further information, please go to the Samaritans Purse website.