New River Baptist Association
Wednesday, May 24, 2017


The Jacksonville/Onslow Area Relay Center is located at the
E. J. Hines Baptist Center (2734 Commerce Road).

Thank you to all the volunteers and those who brought shoeboxes.
The total number of shoeboxes collected for 2015 was 9,510!



  • $7.00 per box is requested for shipping expenses and evangelistic outreach.
  • Please put the donation in the envelope attached to the brochure.  Fill out, tear off, and seal.
  • Checks are recommended and should be made payable to Samaritan's Purse.
  • If you bring several boxes - you may make out one check for all of them.
  • Do not give checks to the workers.  THE CHECKS GO INTO A SHOEBOX.
  • If you prefer, you may pay online which allows the shoeboxes to be tracked and you will be notified as to where your box(es) were sent. 
  • Hard candy and gum does better in a small plastic bag. They can sometimes get sticky and ruin other items in the shoebox.
  • Please use the standard size shoebox instead of the large boot size.  A lot of people use the plastic boxes of the same size which can be used later by the child.  If you wrap a box, the lid needs to be wrapped separately since they have to be opened in Charlotte.
  • The OCC "deco boxes" may now be ordered online.  The cost is $27.00 for a minimum of 100 boxes.
    Please contact us about volunteering (men, women, youth, and older children).  This ministry is open to all denominations, school groups, organizations, individuals, etc. - anyone who has compassion for CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.  ABOVE ALL, PRAY FOR THE COMPLETE PROJECT - Beginning Now!
    Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes present a wonderful opportunity to share the life changing message of God's love with hurting children, their families, and friends.  Included in each shoebox is a Gospel Storybook for the child in his/her own language, followed by a discipleship program for those who wish to learn more. Through the power of a simple gift, hearts are touched, lives are changed, and even whole communities are transformed.  OCC would not be possible without the help of everyone who prays, packs shoeboxes, volunteers, and gives financially.  Betty Jo Hensley, Coordinator of the Jacksonville Relay Center, can be reached at