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Connecting with other volunteers who have the same desires and interests is exciting and invigorating!  How often we might feel we are alone in this journey.  If you have a love for Operation Christmas Child, DID YOU KNOW that there are “Area Teams” of volunteers all over the country? I have them listed here!  You can find your group!! and connect with your Operation Christmas Child Area Team Facebook Group!

These Area Teams may have special speakers available, hold fun events during the year (perhaps Project Leader workshops), have ideas and materials to share, and many might even hold packing parties.  You are not alone – connect with them!

You can Find Your Group Connect with Your Operation christmas Child Area Team Facebook Group

Do you know YOUR Area Team? 

There are 2 ways to find them!  You could contact YOUR REGIONAL OFFICE (the country has been sectioned up into “Regions” such as NorthWest, SouthEast, etc.).  You can contact YOUR regional office to ask them for the contact information for your local team.

OR

Many teams have GROUPS on Facebook – if you have a “facebook” account, you can join their group and find out all the latest news and events that are going on in your area!  It is alot of work to keep up the group.  If you also find that it is fairly inactive, join it and help.  If it is totally inactive, you can be the one to start anew!  Contact your Regional Office for help.  (Operation Christmas Child prefers  its members to use “groups” rather than “pages”.)


Find your group and connect with your Operation Christmas Child Area Team Facebook Group

Northeast Region:

Serving: New York – Connecticut – Maine – New Hampshire – Rhode Island – Vermont – Massachusetts

Contact:  518-437-0690 Email: occnortheast@samaritan.org

OCC MAINE-WEST

OCC MA SOUTHEAST

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD RHODE ISLAND

OCC CT NORTHWEST

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD EAST CONNECTICUT

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD TRUMBULL CT

OCC NY GREATER CAPITAL DISTRICT

OCC FINGER LAKES WEST NY

OCC NY SUFFOLK AREA

OCC NORTHERN ADIRONACK

OCC NY NORTH CENTRAL

OCC VT NORTH AND SOUTHEAST

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Mid-Atlantic Region:

Serving: Maryland – Delaware – New Jersey – Pennsylvania – Virginia – Washington D.C.

Contact:  410-772-7360 Email: occmidatlantic@samaritan.org

OCC SO MARYLAND

OCC NW MARYLAND AREA TEAM

CENTRAL MARYLAND OCC TEAM GROUP

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD OF NORTHERN DELAWARE/MARYLAND

OCC CENTRAL DELMAR

OCC NORTHWESTERN NJ

OCC SOUTHEASTERN PA

OCC GREATER PHILADELPHIA (has not been updated recently)

OCC NORTHWESTERN PA

OCC LANCASTER PA

OCC SUSQUENHANNA VALLEY PA

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD EASTERN SHORE VA

OCC WESTERN VIRGINIA

Great Lakes Region:

Serving: Ohio – Indiana – Michigan – West Virginia

Contact:  937-374-0761 Email: occgreatlakes@samaritan.org

OCC CENTRAL INDIANA (has not been updated recently)

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SOUTHERN INDIANA

OCC SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

OCC SOUTHEAST OHIO

Upper Midwest Region:

Serving: Minnesota – Iowa – N. Dakota – S. Dakota – Wisconsin – Greater Chicago & Northern IL

Contact:  612-359-7025  Email: occuppermidwest@samaritan.org

OCC GREEN BAY WI

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD WESTERN WISCONSIN

OCC CENTRAL MINNESOTA

OCC NORTH SUBURBAN CHICAGO ILLINOIS

Mid-South Region:

Serving: Tennessee – Arkansas – Kentucky

Contact: 615-962-7145 Email: occmidsouth@samaritan.org

OCC KNOXVILLE

GREATER MEMPHIS OCC (has not been updated recently)

OCC CUMBERLAND PATHWAY TENNESSEE

OCC HEART OF KENTUCKY

OCC LOUISVILLE, KY

OCC NORTHEAST ARKANSAS

OCC NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS

OCC SOUTH ARKANSAS AREA TEAM

Southeast Region:

Serving: Georgia – Alabama – Mississippi

Contact:  770-777-9342 Email: occsoutheast@samaritan.org

OCC CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY GA

OCC CENTRAL GEORGIA

OCC ATLANTA

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD ATLANTA METRO WEST

OCC SOUTH CENTRAL ALABAMA

SHOEBOX MINISTRY @ BIRMINGHAM SOUTH AREA

OCC NORTHERN PINE BELT MISSISSIPPI

CENTRAL MS OCC

Carolinas Region:

Serving: North Carolina – South Carolina

Contact:  704-583-1463 Email: occcarolinas@samaritan.org

OCC PIEDMONT SC

OCC UPSTATE SC

OCC CHARLOTTE

OCC EASTERN CAROLINA TEAM

OCC LOWER EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

OCC WESTERN PIEDMONT (has not been updated recently)

OCC BLUE RIDGE (NC)

OCC FOOTHILLS NC

Texas – Louisiana Region:

Serving: Texas – Louisiana

Contact:  817-595-2230  Email: occtxla@samaritan.org

OCC NE TEXAS

OCC SABINE RIVER TEXAS

Lower Midwest Region:

Serving: Kansas – Illinois – Missouri – Nebraska – Oklahoma

Contact:  816-622-8316  Email: occmidwest@samaritan.org

OCC KANSAS CITY KS SOUTH

OCC SAINT LOUIS

OCC CENTRAL ILLINOIS

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI TEAM

Florida-Puerto Rico Region:

Serving: Florida – Puerto Rico

Contact:  407-273-6112 Email: occflorida@samaritan.org

OCC SUWANNEE VALLEY

OCC TALLAHASSEE/BIG BEND

OCC FLORIDA SOUTH CENTRAL AREA

OCC NORTHEAST FLORIDA

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD POLK COUNTY

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SE FL TEAM

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD FL TEAM

West Coast Region:

Serving: California – Hawaii – Nevada

Contact:  714-432-7030  Email: occwestcoast@samaritan.org

OCC WEST HAWAII

OCC MAUI AREA TEAM

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD NORTHERN NEVADA

OCC ORANGE COUNTY CA

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD FRESNO AREA

OCC CHANNEL ISLANDS COASTAL TEAM CA

OCC CENTRAL DELMAR

OCC CARSON VALLEY AREA

OCC GREATER LONG BEACH/CATALINA CA

OCC CENTRAL COAST CA

OCC SOUTHWEST RIVERSIDE COUNTY

OCC GREATER LOS ANGELES

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SAN DIEGO AREA

OCC SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

Southwest Region:

Serving: Colorado – Arizona – New Mexico – Utah – Wyoming

Contact:  303-745-9179 Email: occsouthwest@samaritan.org

OCC NORTHERN ARIZONA

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD WEST PHOENIX

OCC SCOTTSDALE AREA

OCC CENTRAL NM

OCC SE COLORADO

OCC NORTHERN UTAH

Northwest Region:

Serving: Washington – Idaho – Montana – Oregon – Alaska

Contact:  253-572-1155  Email: occnw@samaritan.org

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD TWIN FALLS IDAHO

OCC BOISE

OCC ALASKA

OCC SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA

INTERIOR AND NORTHERN ALASKA OCC

OCC SOUTHERN OREGON (hasn’t been updated recently)

OCC PORTLAND AND NW OREGON

OCC TRI-CITIES WA

PLUS CANADA:

OCC EASTERN OTTAWA VALLEY – CANADA

OCC CANADA – MILTON/GEORGETOWN AREA

AND AROUND THE WORLD!

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – VICTORIA

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – BLACK COUNTRY TEAM

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD N. IRELAND


You might find that your Operation Christmas Child Area Team Facebook Group has slowed down or stopped their postings – that just means they need eager people like YOU to restart it!  If you are in that area –  message them or YOUR Regional Office to let them know!


There are also 3 very active GENERAL Operation Christmas Child Facebook Groups you might enjoy –  But make sure to follow MY Facebook Page at ClipwithPurpose!

Official Operation Christmas Child Project Leaders Group

Shoebox Nation

Shoe Boxes Through The Year

Generous people like you love to give locally as well as Operation Christmas Child.  You can check out all the charities I’ve listed at JOYwithPurpose.

I love getting the best deals and bargains perfect for donations. Check out my posts!

Check out all the crafts I’ve posted about that are fun for shoeboxes, and great for kids and craft groups.

I hope you were able to find your group, and connect with your Operation Christmas Child Area Team Facebook Group.  Remember if you know of a page or group that isn’t listed – let me know and I will add it!  AND if there isn’t one – consider starting one! 


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13 comments on “Find Your Operation Christmas Child Area Team Facebook Group”

    • I’m sorry Angie, but I searched on Facebook and was unable to find your group. Perhaps it is named slightly differently? Can you provide a link?

  1. Hi! I just found your posting about local/area OCC groups. I clicked on the Central Indiana OCC Facebook page, but apparently this group has dissolved as I can find no record of anyone joining since 2011. Do you know if there is another Central Indiana OCC group, or, an Indianapolis, IN OCC group?
    Thanks for any info you can give me.

    • Oh, I’m sorry. It’s a private group and I can’t see any posts or members. I’m not sure just where you are located, but I found a Southern Indiana Group (and I will update my post above – check out the new link in the post). I found another one in Muncie, but it looks like they aren’t current either.
      You could contact your OCC Regional Office and they could perhaps steer you in the right direction:
      Great Lakes Regional Office
      Serving: Ohio – Indiana – Michigan – West Virginia
      1180 Wesley Ave., Suite 200 Xenia, OH 45385
      Phone: 937-374-0761 Email: occgreatlakes@samaritan.org

  2. Hello Mary,
    I’m unsure what County: Durham, Chatham, Orange, Person Countries are in “Joy with Purpose”.

    Can you let me know? I love your site! So many great ideas!!

    Kathee Wheeler

  3. Hi Kathee! I don’t know how individual teams are divided up in your area (every area team around the country is comprised of differing amounts of counties – yours could be 1 county, or up to 7).
    You could contact your Regional Office to find your team:
    Carolinas Region: Serving North Carolina – South Carolina
    704-583-1463 or Email: occcarolinas@samaritan.org
    There are a few group pages from NC. You could also join each FB group and ask them.

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