Average 200+ Volunteers Per Year, 1,000+ TBC Shoe Boxes Per Year, 26,000+ Shoe Boxes Through the Raleigh Regional Collection Center
The objective of this mission effort, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, Inc., is to collect and deliver shoe boxes filled with toys, educational supplies, and a Gospel pamphlet written in their language to children in war-torn or poverty stricken countries around the Christmas season.
TBC Shoe Box Drive – A Lead Team plans and leads promotional efforts to encourage Trinity families to touch children’s lives with the love of Christ by packing shoe boxes and bringing them to worship for dedication. Many families in the church have made this a traditional part of their Christmas giving.
Raleigh Regional Collection Center – Another Lead Team plans and conducts a week-long effort to collect shoe boxes from churches, schools, organizations, and individuals from the Raleigh, Cary, Oxford, Henderson, and Wendell areas. These are collected under tents set up beside TBC. Careful attention is paid to counting as shoe boxes are packed into cartons and loaded onto tractor trailers for shipping to a processing center in Charlotte. From there, they are distributed around the world.