Drop off date is November 13, 2016 at Grace Canton

Operation Christmas Child is a program where people pack shoebox gifts to bless children in need around the world. Churches serve as drop-off points and then the shoeboxes are distributed to more than 100 countries.

Here's how you can join this program. It's easy, rewarding and fun. You can fill as many shoeboxes as you like.

1. Find a shoebox. If you wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.

2. Choose Boy or Girl and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, 10-14.

3. Fill your shoebox with:

 - school supplies

 - hygiene items

 - toys and other gifts

 - personal note and/or photo

Click here to see a list of gift suggestions.

4. Make a $7 donation online and receive a tracking label to follow your box and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.

5. Drop off your shoebox(es).

6. Pray for the child who will receive your gift.