Operation Christmas Child - national collection week
The Chapel is proud to serve as the Cape Girardeau Drop Off Location for Operation Christmas Child again this year. The drop-off location is the starting point for the journey each shoebox makes to children around the world. Last year, OCC collected almost 11 million shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items to send to children in more than 100 countries.
We have empty shoeboxes available in the lobby, or you can build a box online as part of our goal to build 100 boxes online.
Locally, we anticipate collecting thousands of
shoeboxes from area churches, groups, and individuals and prepare them for
their journey to children around the world. We would love to have
you serve alongside us to reach children with the love of Christ. Collection
week for 2020 will be November 16-23. To
serve at our drop-off location during Collection Week, sign up online or call the office
The drop-off will be open two hours each day during National Collection
Week. You can find our hours (as well as
hours for other locations) HERE. If you have a large number of shoeboxes,
please us call beforehand at 573-334-5948.