Join us for a powerful story!

Come hear Alex Nsengimana share his story of receiving an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift at a crucial time in his life. More details here!

WHEN Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019; 4:30–6:00 pm
WHERE Chinese Christian & Missionary Church/CrossLife Bible Fellowship (6901 Williamsburg Blvd; Arlington, VA 22213)
REGISTER by Saturday, Sept. 21

Register for the event

Help us meet our goal of 500 shoeboxes! Donate now.

500 Shoeboxes

When you make an online donation of $23 to SPONSOR A SHOEBOX, 100% of your tax-deductible gift goes toward the cost of a complete shoebox gift to be packed at our Nov. 9th Packing Party, including:

  • Age-appropriate contents, curated to be an ideal mix of practical and fun items;
  • The Greatest Journey, Samaritan Purse’s discipleship program; and
  • All shipping and packaging fees, ensuring that your shoebox arrives securely to an awaiting boy or girl overseas.

Donate Online

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED (now through October)

  • Pray!
  • Join the planning team.**
  • Donate new promotional items.**
  • Sew.**
  • In October, sign up for a packing slot.
**Contact Janine for more details at


Save the date and plan to join the party! Participants of all ages are invited to serve as part of the Cherrydale family: We’ll have everything ready for you to pack shoebox gifts funded by shoebox sponsors.

  • Set up on Friday, November 8.
  • Pack shoeboxes.
  • Join us at the Prayer Station.
  • Serve as a greeter.
  • Be a table leader.
  • Make final touches at the Wow! Station.
  • Load shoeboxes into cartons.

In October, check this space for a link to sign up for a shift.

Questions? Contact Janine at

Since 1993, more than 168 million boys and girls in over 160 countries and territories have experienced God’s love through the power of a simple shoebox of gifts from Operation Christmas Child.