Grace Fellowship Church


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National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child

Grace Fellowship Church,
2497 Highway 163 East, Pella
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Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse.  It can be a way to reach out to a child who is in need of hope and joy and the Christmas message of God’s love.  There are three age groups to pack a shoe box:  2-4 yrs., 5-9 yrs. and 10-14 yrs.   Boy/Girl labels and extra shoe boxes are available during Collection Week at the church.  For full details & local information, see or call 641-628-1885. 


Drop off your Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts at Pella's Drop off Location:
Grace Fellowship Church, 2497 Old Hwy 163, Pella
Dates and Hours for National Collection Week at Pella Drop-off Location
Mon- Wed.  November 13      5:30p - 7:30p
                    November 14      5:30p - 7:30p
                    November 15      5:30p - 7:30p
Thur- Fri.     November 16      11:30a - 1:30p
                    November 17      11:30a - 1:30p
Sat-Mon.     November 18      9:30a - 11:30a
                    November 19      9:30a - 11:30a
                    November 20      9:30a - 11:30a



Suggested Gifts for the Shoeboxes:

  • Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, yo-yos, jump ropes, pens, markers, crayons, paper, coloring and picture books, writing pads, solar calculators, hard candy (double wrap), gum, t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, etc.
  • You may include a note and picture of yourself; the child may write back.   You may also donate $7 or more cash or check (payable to Samaritan’s Purse) for shipping and other costs. 
  • Do Not Include used or damaged items or war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures, chocolate or lotions / liquids.