Operation Christmas Child

Site: Simcoe West

Location, Telephone & Internet
Toll Free Phone Calgary Head Office: 1-800-303-1269
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 Lori Penrice, Central Drop Off Coordinator - Simcoe West; Phone: 705-220-9834; Email: llpenrice1@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, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Elmvale, Midland, and Penetanguishene * see Application Field below * 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
Hours Vary
Dates Shoe Box Pick-up: beginning late Sep each year

Return of filled Shoe Box gifts: Nov 16 - Nov 22, 2020
Areas Served Alliston ; Barrie ; Collingwood ; Cookstown ; Elmvale ; Innisfil ; Midland ; Penetanguishene ; Stayner ; Wasaga Beach - and surrounding areas
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Shoe Box Pick up and Drop Off Locations:
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 374 Salem Rd, Barrie - Central Drop Off
Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St N, Barrie
H F Smith Lumber, 61 Queen St, Cookstown
Alliston Home Hardware, 4840 Concession Rd 7, Alliston
Clearview Community Church, 1070 County Rd 42, Stayner
Fellowship Baptist Church, 4436 Highway 124, Collingwood - Local Drop Off
Journey's Blend Cafe, 30 Mountain Road, Collingwood
Home Hardware Building Centre, 104 High St, Collingwood
Faith Evangelical Missionary Church, 1355 River Rd W, Wasaga Beach - Local Drop Off
Salvation Army, 555 Dominion Ave, Midland - Local Drop Off
Dollar Tree Stores in Barrie, Collingwood and Wasaga Beach (Pick up boxes only)

Order Shoe Boxes online: see full details

Languages English
Fees Donation - $10 donation requested for each shoe box prepared to help cover shipping and other project costs
Other Details
Established 1997 in Barrie
Elections n/a
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Drop off locations