Join us for gift giving with Operation Christmas Child. This mission collects shoebox gifts‑filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items-and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way.


Redemption Hill Church plans to pack shoe boxes in small groups. Everyone is welcome. There are 3 different dates and locations available…


  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7-9 pm @ Wetzel (Ankeny)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6:30-8:30 pm @ Reichart (Adel)
  • Sunday, Nov. 6, 12:30-2:30pm @ Danielson (Adel)

Shoeboxes will be provided at each location.

Purchase your shoebox items and bring them with you to the small group packing party. There is also a suggested donation of $10 per box to cover shipping expenses.


We are aiming for each small group to pack 5 or 6 boxes for a total of 20 boxes as a church.

If you would like to make a donation of items and/or money to use towards the purchase of gifts or to cover shipping expenses reach out to Erica Danielson or Emily Swinger.

If you are interested in packing a box but aren’t able to attend one of the small group gatherings please reach out to Emily Swinger to get a box. All packed boxes must be turned in by Sunday, November 13. Check out the website for more information about Operation Christmas Child.


Items to Include…washcloth, toothbrush, socks, hairbrush, comb, matchbox cars, dolls, stuffed animal (small), t-shirt, musical instrument, bandages, hairbows, sunglasses, plastic cup, markers, crayons, coloring book, stickers, watercolor paint, notebook, bracelets, small toys, flashlight, erasers, yo-yo, tote bag, hat, mittens, calculator, index cards, magnets, playdough, jump rope, pens, pencil case.


Items Not to Include…candy, toothpaste; gum, used or damaged items, scary or war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures, chocolate or food, seeds, fruit rolls or other fruit snacks, drink mixes (powdered or liquid), liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers, aerosol cans.

Also, this Christmas season Redemption Hill will continue to support Together for Good. There will be an opportunity to support local families in need. More information is coming soon!


On December 2, Together for Good-Iowa is hosting its annual gala. You can sign up for the gala by following this link!