Operation Christmas Child - National Collection Week

Operation Christmas Child - National Collection Week

Monday, November 20, 2023, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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!

You may drop off completed shoeboxes before or after services on Sundays or anytime during the hours listed below. You may also pack a shoebox online and it will be counted towards our church goal.  Just click here to pack your shoebox online.

If you would like to make a donation, click on the button below. Your donation will pay for shipment or items which we will purchase to put in the shoeboxes we pack with the kids at Grace Church.


Drop Off Hours:     
Monday, November 13th 10AM-12PM
Tuesday, November 14th 11:30AM-1:30PM
Wednesday, November 15th 4-6PM
Thursday, November 16th 5-7PM
Friday, November 17th 11AM-1PM
Saturday, November 18th 2-4PM
Sunday, November 19th 12-2PM
Monday, November 20th 9-11AM
Planning on donating items to OCC this year?

Below is a list of items we need to pack GPC shoeboxes. You can also find OCC items on Amazon - simply write "Operation Christmas Child" in the search bar.:

  • 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, Kelly Pike, or Trish Woicik.

Cathy (631) 793-4038

Kelly (516) 635-7839

Trish (631) 566-6537


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