operation christmas child

New Life has a team of volunteers who work year-round on gathering and organizing donations for Operation Christmas Child. In the fall, they host several shoebox-related events, and the whole church family, from the tallest to the smallest, is involved in packing gifts for children around the world.


  • August Item: School Supplies

    The OCC suggested item of the month forAugust is school supplies such as crayons, markers, calculators, pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, etc.

  • September Item: Games

    The OCC suggested item of the month for September is games such as card games, puzzles, dominoes, wooden peg games, etc.

  • General Needs

    Following are some things we are collecting for our OCC church ministry:

    • Front cover of previously used Christmas with no writing front or back
    • Crocheters/Knitters - We are hoping to include prayer pockets in each shoebox this year.  If you have the time we can also use small baby blankets.
    • For the older boys and girls we would like to start collecting items for tackle boxes (fishing hooks, sinkers, bobbers, line, etc) and sewing kits (spools of thread, needles, pins, small scissors, measuring tape, safety pins, etc).