Operation Christmas Child

Site: Simcoe West

Record #: BAR0639
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 06 Nov 2023

Location, Telephone & Internet

Toll Free Phone 1-800-303-1269, Calgary Head Office
Website https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
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Located In Community Barrie
Address Barrie, ON

Contact Information

Primary Contact Mike Beecraft, Regional Manager, Central Ontario; Phone: 519-400-0687; Email: mbeecraft@samaritan.ca
Alternate Contact Dianne Boylin, Area Coordinator-OCC Simcoe; Phone: 416-562-0516; 905-729-4960; Email: DianneBocc2@gmail.com

Description & Services

Description (Service) Pack a shoe box gift with items for children outside of Canada
  • gift is made by filling a shoe box with school supplies, hygiene items (toothpaste not accepted), clothing items (T-shirts, ball cap, socks), toys and other related small items
  • some items such as candy are not accepted, see What to Pack
  • Participants choose to direct their shoe box gift to either a boy or a girl in one of 3 age categories (2-4 yrs, 5-9 yrs, or 10-14 yrs)
  • Standard shoe boxes and instruction pamphlets (one for each shoe box gift) are available from various churches and other organizations, in Barrie, Innisfil, Cookstown, Alliston, Tottenham, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Elmvale, Midland, and Penetanguishene
  • regular shoe boxes may also be used, recognizing that an instruction pamphlet is required for each box to be filled
  • program is conducted each year by Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization with Canadian headquarters in Calgary
  • Shoe Box Pick-up: beginning late Sep each year
  • Return of Filled Shoe Box Gifts: : Nov 13-19 2023 - drop off to Emmanuel Church, 374 Salem Road, Barrie
Areas Served Alliston ; Angus ; Barrie ; Beeton ; Collingwood ; Cookstown ; Innisfil ; Midland ; Penetanguishene ; Stayner ; Thornton ; Tottenham ; Wasaga Beach ; Waverley
Eligibility No restrictions
Languages English
Fees Donation - $10 donation requested for each shoe box prepared to help cover shipping and other project costs

Other Details

Elections n/a
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Drop off locations

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