From a Shoebox to The Greatest Journey

One gift can change a child's life. Every shoebox gift is an excellent resource for evangelism and discipleship which leads to the multiplication of new believers and churches around the world. Oakland Heights Baptist Church is continuing our year-round collection of Operation Christmas Child donations. 

Bring your donations to the Welcome Center

This month we are collecting the following items:

  • toothbrush with a toothbrush holder 
  • washcloths
  • basic school supplies such as pencils, eraser, pens of basic colors, colored pencils, safety scissors and a pencil sharpener.
  • baby doll with light brown skin and no hair
  • medium sized toy car, truck or airplane.

Additional suggestions:

  • sports balls (deflate)
  • small tool kits, tape measure, bungee cords, rope, leather work gloves, briefs, small backpack, zip ties, duck tape and a hammer in original sealed package. 
  • short sleeve shirts (no writing on them)
  • small flashlight with batteries or a hand cranked flashlight
  • digital watch 
  • solar calculator 
  • sunglasses 
  • sewing kit in original packing
  • tarp
  • plate, bowl, cup
  • plastic eating utensils
  • crayons and coloring book
  • comb/brush
  • elastic hair bands/head bands
  • marbles
  • harmonica
  • jump rope
  • white socks
  • stuffed animals:  10" - 12" 


  • anything cheap or fragile
  • dollar store toys
  • any toy that is not universally recognizable  


  • no liquids of any kind such as lotion, body wash, nail polish, bubbles, etc...
  • no candy
  • no toothpaste
  • no toy guns
  • no war toys/weapons
  • no frightening toys
  • no used items or damaged items
  • no food
  • no medications or vitamins
  • no breakable items
  • no glass containers
  • no aerosol cans