FCCEM serves as occ drop-off location for fourth consecutive year

We've participated in Operation Christmas Child, the Christian outreach to children in developing nations, for many years. Three years ago we accepted an invitation to serve as a drop-off location in the Quad Cities. In that new role, we've welcomed, packed into cartons, and moved to the Quad Cities' central drop-off location thousands of shoeboxes filled with age- and gender appropriate gifts donated by individuals, families, churches, and other organizations. In 2021, we will once again serve as a drop-location, and invite you to bring your box(es) to us for processing.

what you need to know

Packing a shoe box is easy and fun! For ALL the information you need, CLICK HERE.


In brief (details at the link above)

  • Find a shoe box
  • Get a label to identify the age and gender of the child for whom you packed the box
  • Fill the box with age- and gender appropriate items
  • Donate online or by mail the suggested $9 for shipping and handling for each box you pack
  • Pray for your box
  • Deliver your box to FCCEM or one of the other OCC drop-locations in the Quad Cities


Our Drop-off location's hours this year

  • Monday, November 15: 10:00-Noon; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Saturday, November 16-20: 10:00-Noon
  • Sunday, November 21: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 22: 10:00-Noon


Our Location

First Christian Church of East Moline

3501  7th St.

East Moline, IL     61244

phone: 309.755.6552