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Operation Christmas Child
Processing Center

Operation Christmas Child

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Volunteering at a Processing Center

Millions of shoeboxes are collected each year. Before these special gifts can bring hope and joy to children around the world, each one has to be carefully inspected and made ready for overseas shipment by volunteers like you. You can help prepare shoeboxes for delivery by volunteering at a processing center. About 80,000 volunteers serve annually at our eight processing centers across the United States.

We have opportunities at the processing centers for volunteer groups of all sizes. You can volunteer as an individual or with family and friends.

All volunteers must be at least 13 years of age, regardless of a student’s grade level. Due to the warehouse environment we can allow no exceptions to this age requirement. At least one chaperone 18 years of age or older for every four youth is required (youth volunteers include any volunteers between the ages of 13-17.)

If you have any questions regarding Processing Center volunteer opportunities, do not hesitate to contact us at OCCinfo@samaritan.org or 800-442-9120.


Build a Shoebox Online Fulfillment

This year, Build a Shoebox Online fulfillment will begin Jan. 24, 2023, at the Charlotte Processing Center. Before these special gifts can bring hope and joy to children around the world, each one must be carefully packed according to the online order. Volunteer shifts are available Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., to prepare these gifts for overseas shipment so they can be sent to children in hard-to-reach nations of the world.

We are grateful for your partnership in sharing the Gospel!

 Processing Center Locations

Atlanta - 2000 Mountain Industrial Blvd., Tucker, GA 30084
Aurora, IL - 800 North Commerce St., Aurora, IL 60504
Baltimore Area - 6611 Cabot Dr., Baltimore, MD 21226
Boone, NC - 801 Bamboo Rd., Boone, NC 28607
Charlotte - 7100 Forest Point Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217
Dallas/Fort Worth - 1201 Creekview Drive, Coppell, TX 75019
Denver - 8648 South Peoria St., Englewood, CO 80112
Orange County, CA - 4200 Bonita Pl., Fullerton, CA 92835