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 Joel Bradley, Regional Manager, Central Ontario; Phone: 905-379-1500; Email: jbradley@samaritan.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
  • 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 VaryDates: Shoe Box Pick-up: beginning late Sep each yearReturn of filled Shoe Box gifts: Nov 16 - Nov 22, 2020
Areas Served Barrie ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Innisfil ; Midland ; New Tecumseth ; Penetanguishene ; Springwater ; Wasaga Beach
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Shoe Box Pick up and Drop Off Locations:Emmanuel Baptist Church, 374 Salem Rd, Barrie - Central Drop OffHi-Way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St N, Barrie H F Smith Lumber, 61 Queen St, Cookstown Alliston Home Hardware, 4840 Concession Rd 7, AllistonClearview Community Church, 1070 County Rd 42, StaynerFellowship Baptist Church, 4436 Highway 124, Collingwood - Local Drop OffJourney's Blend Cafe, 30 Mountain Road, Collingwood Home Hardware Building Centre, 104 High St, CollingwoodFaith Evangelical Missionary Church, 1355 River Rd W, Wasaga Beach - Local Drop Off Salvation Army, 555 Dominion Ave, Midland - Local Drop OffDollar 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
Elections n/a
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Drop off locations

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