Operation Christmas Child

Give the gift of a blessing to a needy child in Moldova and Romania this Christmas! Operation Christmas Child has been carried out every Christmas since 1990. We have been sending parcels through Patmos, a Finnish mission organisation.

Packing instructions:

  • Decide whether you want to give your gift to a boy or girl & the age group: 2-4, 5-9 or 10–14 yrs. Buy suitable gift items for a child in that age group. Pack the box with NEW gift items.

  • Toy (soft toy, car or doll, football, and pump)

  • School items: pencils, pencil sharpener, crayons, eraser, coloring book, photocell pocket calculator

  • Hygienic products: toothbrush, comb, mirror, soap

  • Clothes: knitted cap, mittens (knitted gloves), polo shirt, tights & socks

  • Other items: notebook, stickers or sth similar, flashlight with batteries, skip rope or tennis ball. 

  • DO NOT pack any foodstuffs, liquids, candles, glassware, war toys or playing cards, and no secondhand clothes, no sweets, nor chocolate, no toothpaste, or knives.

  • DO NOT send any money in the box!

  • You can write a Christmas card for the child in Romanian (Graciun Fericit) OR in the English language. You can also put a photo of yourself or of your family inside the box.


Tie the box up with a string or rubber band. This will help the inspection process in our warehouse. 

Finally mark the target age group and whom the gift box is aimed at, boy or girl on top of the box.


Please return the parcels to the IEC church office at Tähtitorninkatu 18 A (Mon-Thu 09:00-17:00 hrs)

OR give them to the pastor on Sunday after the IEC church service. DEADLINE: Monday, 11th of November


In case you do not want to pack a box by yourself, but would like to donate money to this campaign instead please do so to: 

Patmos Lähetyssäätiö

Nordea: FI17 1257 3000 5088 55

ref number. 74010

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