Thousands of shoe boxes filled with gifts from Buffalo to be delivered to children worldwide

The OCC (Operation Christmas Child ) collection week will be starting soon (Monday Nov. 18th to Monday Nov.25th). Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church is the collection center for all of Niagara and Erie County and we will be receiving shoe boxes from over 100 plus churches.

Last year we collected over 15,000 shoe boxes to give to children all over the world for Christmas, and we doubled the relay stations from last year so we do plan on that number growing.  I have been asked to be the collection center coordinator this year and will be in need of 8-10 volunteers every night to help me receive shoe boxes, count, pack into cartons and load the trucks.  We will be here serving between 4-7pm every night, M-F and Noon to 4pm Sat & Sun–  if there is any night you have available to help out please email me what day(s) you would be able to serve.  I do understand that many of us work until 5pm, so if you can’t make it right at 4 pm- I totally understand. You can email me, Joe Calhoon, at