Briarcliff Church has the opportunity to reach families with the Gospel through Operation Christmas Child. Every shoebox we prepare can richly bless children and become an opportunity for their family to experience God’s love and forgiveness. For some this may be the first time they learn about the gospel.

This year we will be collecting items during the month of September. Our goal is to pack 600 boxes at our Packing Party which will be on November 2, 2019. We do have some items left from last year. Below is the list of items still needed and the week we will be collecting them:

September 1

  • 300 boxes of crayons
  • 1,200 pencils
  • 300 erasers
  • 250 pencil sharpeners

September 8

  • 250 washcloths

September 15

  • Girls
    • Ages 2-4
      • 50 socks
      • 100 underwear
    • Ages 5-9
      • 80 socks
      • 100 underwear
    • Ages 10-14
      • 0 socks
      • 50 underwear
  • Boys
    • Ages 2-4
      • 100 socks
      • 100 underwear
    • Ages 5-9
      • 100 socks
      • 100 underwear
    • Ages 10-14
      • 100 socks
      • 100 underwear

September 22

  • Solid Color T-Shirts
    • Youth Small - 200
    • Youth Medium - 150
    • Youth Large - 175

September 29

  • TBD - Catch -up on items still needed



For questions, please contact either Dianne Ferrell (816) 289-0023, Diane Green (816) 453-5513, or Mary Jane Toalson (816) 379-9582.



Sharing the Gospel

It is with unwavering commitment to the mission of God that Briarcliff Church commits in all things to share the gospel, grow in community and serve others. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. In the hands of local churches and ministry partners, every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for effective, local evangelism and discipleship – transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ!  We invite you to spend some time viewing just a few of the heart-warming stories:

Jake's Story

Kojo's Story

Nanor's Shoebox

Ted's Shoebox

If you're interested in learning more about Operation Christmas Child, please visit the Samaritan's Purse website for more stories, photos, and videos.

Thank you!  Your actions DO make a difference!