Operation Christmas Child Year-Round Collection

Here is a list of the items we will be collecting each month for Operation Christmas Child.
Examples with links are provided for many items on the list. Items marked "preferred" have been selected to take advantage of bulk discounts, but always feel free to shop around for the best deals.

The items of the month were decided based on sale cycles, but you can bring in any item for collection throughout the year.

If you have the church app, please sign up for the OCC Group to receive OCC updates and share sales/deals you find.

Have questions about items that can be packed? Click here for a list of gift suggestions and a list of items that cannot be included. The website also includes a searchable database for checking if specific items can be packed. 

Box Collection Goal: 200 

Inventory Last Updated: 6/7/24

January-February 

Focus: Plush Toys
Any stuffed animal or doll that can fit in a shoebox. The goal per item is $5 or less.
Need: 0 more
Have: 203
Example Items: 


March-April

Focus: Personal Care Items

Bar of Soap
Need: 0
Have: 202
Preferred Item: Ivory Bar Original Bath Bar

Washcloth
Need: 0
Have: 330
Example Items: 
Hairbrush
Need: 0
Have: 102
Preferred Item:  100pcs Hair Brush

Comb
Need: 0
Have: 311
Preferred Item:  Medline Plastic Combs, Black, 7", 144 Count

Toothbrush
Need: 0
Have: 289
Preferred Item: Bulk Toothbrush Pack with Hygienic Covers

Chapstick
Need: 0
Have: 204
Preferred Item:  Chap-Lip Vitamin E Lip Balm with Coconut Oil

May-July

Focus: Fun Items
Need: 624
Have:  
776 (110 girl, 149 boy, 517 either)

Items should be $1 or less. Consider buying bulk from Amazon, party favor packs, or from the Dollar spot/Dollar stores.

Please remember we cannot accept used toys or war-related toys.

Example Items:

August-September

Focus: School Supplies

Backpack
Need: 200
Have: 0
Preferred Item: Drawstring Backpack 36 Pcs String Bag Backpack

Zipper Pouch 
Need: 200
Have: 0
Preferred Item: 100 Pack Mesh Zipper Pouch Pencil Pouches

Writing Pad
Need: 140
Have: 0
Preferred Item: Jr Writing Pad

Blank Notebook
Need: 60
Have: 0
Preferred Item: 36 Pcs Mini Notebooks Bulk

Blue Pens
Need: 140
Have: 0
Preferred Item: BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Blue Ballpoint Pens

Black Pens
Need: 140
Have: 0
Preferred Item: BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Black Ballpoint Pens

Pencils
Need: 1400
Have: 0
Example Item: Basics Woodcased #2 Pencils, Pre-sharpened

Pencil Sharpeners
Need: 140
Have: 0
Preferred Item: Tecunite 36 Pack Metal Pencil Sharpeners

Erasers
Need: 140
Have: 0
Preferred Item: Pink Erasers, Erasers for Kids, Rubber Eraser, 120 Count

24ct Crayons
Need: 111
Have: 39

Scissors
Need: 70
Have: 0
Preferred Item: Westcott 13140 Right- and Left-Handed Scissors, Kids' Scissors, Ages 4-8
 

October

Packing Party

November

National Collection Week