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
Contact Information
Primary Contact Lori Penrice, Area Coordinator - Simcoe West; Phone: 705-220-9834; Email: llpenrice@sympatico.ca
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 18-Nov 24, 2019
Areas Served Alliston ; Barrie ; Collingwood ; Cookstown ; Elmvale ; Innisfil ; Midland ; Penetanguishene ; Stayner - and surrounding areas ; Wasaga Beach
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Shoe Box Pick up and Drop Off Locations:
Call ahead to find out the best time to pick up the shoe box/boxes

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 374 Salem Rd, Barrie - Regional Collection Centre
Ferris Lane Community Church, 49 Ferris Ln, Barrie - Drop Off Location
Hi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St N, Barrie - Drop Off Location
Life 100.3, 115 Bell Farm Rd, Suite 111, Barrie - Pick Up/Drop Off Location
H F Smith Lumber, 61 Queen St, Cookstown - Pick Up/Drop Off Location
Alliston Home Hardware, 4840 Concession Rd 7, Alliston - Pick Up/Drop Off Location
Clearview Community Church, 1070 County Rd 42, Stayner - Pick Up/Drop Off Location
Journey's Blend Cafe, 30 Mountain Rd, Collingwood - Local Collection Centre
Home Hardware Building Centre, 104 High St, Collingwood - Pick Up/Drop Off Centre
Faith Evangelical Missionary Church, 1355 River Rd W, Wasaga Beach - Local Collection Centre
Salvation Army, 555 Dominion Ave, Midland - Pick Up/Drop Off Location
Dollar Tree Stores in Barrie, Collingwood and Wasaga Beach

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