If you can't make the packing party you can drop off your wrapped shoe boxes on these dates:

Drop off at the church
Sunday, November 19th from 10:00am – 12 noon

Wednesday, November 22nd from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

How to Pack a Shoebox

This great video from Samaritan's Purse shows you how to pack your shoebox gift.



Rock Island Academy
930 14th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

10 am - 2 pm

Join us for our Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party.

We need school supplies, small water bottles, flashlights, wash cloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap bars, solid deodorant sticks, socks, toys, stuffed animals, t-shirts and individually wrapped hard candy.  All items must be small enough to fit in a standard size shoe box. No liquids No glass No war/weapon toys.



packing party

Operation Christmas Child at Living Water Christian Center QCA

LIVING WATER CHRISTIAN CENTER            Office: 309.788.0501     Fax:    309.788.0581    Email: office@livingwaterccqc.org
208 18th St.  Suite 202
Rock Island, IL. 61201
Mailing Address:    PO Box 3652 Rock Island, IL.  61204-3652

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Gift Suggestions
Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.

A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.

Do Not Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.   Watch this video of these kids as they receive their Shoe Boxes.

We are also collecting monetary donations to offset the shipping cost per box ($7.00).  You may make your donations below.  Thank you for partnering with us to give a child Christmas and Jesus this year!

Make Your Monetary Donations to Support Operation Christmas Child Here

Special Thanks to Our Donors:
We want to recognize and thank the following donors for their generous contributions to this worthwhile ministry: 

Crossroads Christian Center - Pastor Floyd and Tomika Preston and their congregation

​​Living Water Christian Center

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