Operation Christmas Child


Balboa Drop-Off Location closed.  Click for more info on where to send additional shoeboxes.

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Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that provides shoeboxes filled with presents for needy children around the world. In addition to the joy of receiving gifts, each child has an opportunity to learn about God and to personally make a decision to become a follower of Jesus Christ.

This year we are excited to announce that Balboa Community Church is an official Drop-Off Location for Operation Christmas Child. We are delighted to partner with Samaritan’s Purse in bringing joy to thousands of children around the world who are often forgotten or neglected.

Please join us by dropping off your filled shoeboxes during National Collection Week: Nov. 16-23

•  Learn more about Operation Christmas Child
•  Learn how to pack a shoe box
•  Print a tracking label and follow your box

Drop-Off Location

Balboa Community Church
6555 Balboa Ave. (enter on Mt Albertine Ave)
San Diego, CA 92111


•  From 805, exit Balboa Ave West
•  At 2nd light, turn left on Mt Albertine Ave
•  Turn right into church parking lot
•  Drop-off at far right corner of parking lot

Drop-Off Hours (Nov. 16-23)

Mon 11/16 10 am – 2 pm
Tue 11/17 10 am – 2 pm
Wed 11/18 10 am – 2 pm; 6 – 8 pm
Thu 11/19 10 am – 2 pm
Fri 11/20 10 am – 2 pm
Sat 11/21 Noon – 5 pm
Sun 11/22 Noon – 5 pm
Mon 11/23 10 am – 2 pm