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Operation Christmas Child - National Collection Week

Operation Christmas Child - National Collection Week

Monday, November 15, 2021 - Monday, November 22, 2021

Location: Grace Presbyterian Church, 1225 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY US 11976

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Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Individuals, families, churches, and groups fill empty shoeboxes with items - like toys, school supplies, socks, etc - and drop these boxes off at designated locations during National Collection Week. These boxes get sent to shipment centers across the U.S. and delivered to children in more than 100 countries!

Due to COVID 19, the procedures for donating, packing, and dropping off shoeboxes have changed. Just as we did last year, you can pack your shoebox safely at home and drop it off during National Collection Week just after church services or during drop off hours (listed below) using our new Curbside Drop-Off. You may also pack a shoebox online and it will be counted towards our church goal.  Just click on the button below to pack your shoebox online.



Drop Off Hours:     
Monday, November 15th 10AM-12PM
Tuesday, November 16th 11:30AM-1:30PM
Wednesday, November 17th 4-6PM
Thursday, November 18th 5-7PM
Friday, November 19th 11AM-1PM
Saturday, November 20th 2-4PM
Sunday, November 21st 12-2PM
Monday, November 22nd 9-11AM

Planning on donating items to OCC this year?

Below is a list of items we need to pack GPC shoeboxes:

  • pens/pencils
  • erasers/pencil sharpeners
  • other school supplies
  • combs/brushes
  • socks
  • t-shirts
  • caps/winter hats
  • combs/brushes
  • hair accessories
  • mild bar soap/washcloths
  • toothbrushes
  • small games and toys (please, no weapons or war-related items).


If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone regarding Operation Christmas Child at Grace Presbyterian Church, please contact Cathy Distefano, Gloria Jones or Trish Woicik.

Cathy (631) 726-4762

Gloria (631) 324-7507

Trish (631) 566-6537


Click Here to learn more of the long-term reach of Operation Christmas Child.