National Collection Week is Nov. 14-21, 2022
The Hilltop youth group started packing shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child more than twenty years ago and Hilltop began serving as a collection center in 2002. Each year our collection center receives close to 5,000 shoeboxes from the Greater Mankato area. The boxes travel to a processing center in Chicago and from there they are shipped to locations all over the world to children in need.
Since 1993, more than 198 million children in more than 170 countries and territories have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love.
Hilltop Collection Center hours:
Monday, Nov. 14:
Tuesday, Nov. 15:
Wednesday, Nov. 16:
Thursday, Nov. 17:
Friday, Nov. 18:
Saturday, Nov. 19:
Sunday, Nov. 20:
Monday, Nov. 21:
12pm - 4pm
Family and Children's Resources