Operation Christmas Child

Give from the Table: Fearless Boxes

Operation Christmas Child.

It’s so much more than “just a shoebox” – but do you know what happens after you fill it with toys and other goodies? If we follow a box, it makes its way through the hands of volunteers and ultimately lands in a nation far away. There, ministers use these boxes to connect with kids and families and introduce them to Jesus. (We’ve even seen it in action!)

This year, we've got a new opportunity: Fearless Boxes. These yellow boxes have a special mission. But to learn about that mission - and the special instructions for filling Fearless Boxes - you'll have to pick up a box and the special instructions in the lobby. (Return them, filled, by December 6th.)

Want to know more about these boxes and the great ministry they provide? Keep reading!

Get Involved

(fill, serve, & disciple)

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When Shoeboxes (and Our Team) Went to Ecuador

Members of Watermark's External Focus team traveled to a remote village in Ecuador to get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens when kids receive their boxes!

How Operation Christmas Child Makes an Eternal Difference

Little do you know what can come out of that shoebox...

Shoebox Stories from OCC

Hairclips. Pencils. A doll. A necklace. Every item lovingly added to an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift has the potential to impact a child. Read first-hand accounts on Operation Christmas child's site.



The untold story: Journey to Fiji to see the ripple effect of these simple shoeboxes.

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Fill a Shoebox

Shoeboxes Due by December 6th

Over the last few years, Watermark Church has donated thousands of gift-filled shoeboxes to children around the world! These gifts allow children to connect with local churches and ministries, hear the gospel, and even be discipled throughout the year.

This year's Fearless Boxes offer a whole new opportunity. The only way to jump in is to pick up a special YELLOW box in the lobby at Watermark. Then make sure to follow the new instructions - we've created a Watermark-specific guide with everything you need to know about creating a box, plus labels for the box.

Serve with Us

Give & Go Booth Hosts

In the lobby during Watermark worship services, through Dec. 4

Help pass out and collect shoeboxes during the Watermark worship services!

Dallas campus: sign up and get more details at signup.com/go/xt3J5c. Or email here to help in FW and email here for Plano.

Follow the Box: Get Boxes to the World!

OCC Processing Center in Coppell: Nov. 26 and Dec. 8, 10, or 17

An important step before shoeboxes go all over the world: Volunteers come from all over the Southwest to the high-energy Processing Center to inspect boxes, add extra toys when needed, and get these awesome ministry tools shipped! Fortunately, we have a Center in our own backyard - so drive up to Coppell and join in on the fun. Great for Groups and for anyone 13 or older. More details at the links below.

Anyone can sign up at signup.com/go/5tNDHD, and Plano campus people have a specific spot on Dec. 10: signup.com/go/2KjJf1

Pack the Boxes (and the Truck)

Sunday, December 4

Help load cartons into our truck to deliver everything to the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center! December 4th at 3:30pm. Look for the specific "Load the OCC Truck" signup on December 4th at signup.com/go/xt3J5c.

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