Season of Giving

Collecting Groceries & Gifts for Neighbors in Need
A Season of Giving

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, let’s share our joy and blessings with our neighbors in need, both across the street and around the world! Stonebriar’s Season of Giving includes these amazing opportunities, with more to come:

Thanks for Giving

Thanks for Giving Food Drive

Donate groceries to provide Thanksgiving meal bags and pantry goods for 700 families in need in Frisco, Little Elm, Hilltown, and South Dallas. Learn more about how these donations show God’s love and care to our neighbors.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection

Donate shoeboxes filled with toys and hygiene items for 1,000 kids in under-resourced countries around the globe. Learn more about how these gifts help share the Gospel worldwide.

What to Donate: Thanks for Giving

donated food items: Thanks for GivingWe need an exact number of specific food items for our Thanks for Giving bags, so we ask that you please follow these steps as you plan your donations:

  • Stop by the Thanks for Giving tables around our church campus between October 23 and November 6.
  • Note that each table has slips of paper labeled with a needed item.
  • Take the exact number of slips that you plan to donate of each specific item. For example, if you take four slips labeled Canned Fruit, please plan to donate four cans of fruit.
  • Alternatively, you can register online to let us know which items you plan to donate.

What to Donate: Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child VolunteersTo donate a shoebox gift for Operation Christmas Child, here is what you’ll need:

  • A Shoebox: You can use a cardboard shoebox or purchase a plastic shoebox. Plastic shoeboxes are preferred, as the families who receive these boxes can use them to safely store belongings.
  • A Label: Print a label from OCC’s website to adhere to your box. Use this label to indicate whether the box is intended for a boy or a girl and which age category it fits.
  • Toys and Hygiene Items: Fill your shoebox with gifts from OCC’s list of approved and suggested items. Please carefully follow the guidelines on what not to include.
  • A Letter or Picture (optional): Feel free to add a personal touch to your shoebox gift by including a letter, photograph, or drawing from your family.

When & Where to Drop Off All Donations

photo: helper unloading gifts from a car trunkThe best time to drop off your donations for both Thanks for Giving and Operation Christmas Child is during our festive drive-thru collection event!:

November 7–11
4 to 7 p.m.
Outside Building A Near the Flagpoles
(West side of campus off Parkwood Boulevard | Download Campus Map)

If you are unable to stop by the drive-thru, you may drop off your donations any time the church is open by placing them on the Season of Giving collection racks, located throughout the campus. Be sure to bring all donations by November 11!

More Ways to Help

  • Come and pack grocery items into our Thanks for Giving bags on Saturday, November 12! View volunteer shifts and sign up to serve with us.
  • Pray for those who will receive donations from our Season of Giving. Pray that God would use these gifts to show them His love and care, and that all would come to faith in Jesus.
  • Stay tuned for details on our Stocking Stuffer Drive coming in November, when we will collect Christmas goodies to fill 2,000 stockings for local kids through Christian Community Action.
  • Save the date for our Comfort & Joy drive November 27–December 18, when we will collect winter items (such as hats, gloves, and handwarmers) to fill 450 gift bags for the homeless in South Dallas. We’ll also need volunteers to help us distribute these gifts on Christmas Eve!

As we celebrate the holidays, let’s share our joy and blessings with our neighbors in need! Stonebriar’s Season of Giving is off to an amazing start—at the beginning of November, our church family came together to provide Thanks for Giving groceries for 740 families in our community and Operation Christmas Child gifts for 1,000 kids around the world.

Now, as the season continues, we have a few more opportunities to love our neighbors in Jesus’ name:

Stocking Stuffer Drive

Stocking Stuffer Drive

Spread joy to 2,000 local kids in need by donating candy canes, Christmas stickers, and other fun stocking stuffers.

Learn More

Comfort and Joy

Comfort & Joy

Give some comfort and joy to the homeless in South Dallas by donating winter clothes and supplies, such as gloves, hats, and hand warmers.

Learn More

Weekly Food Drive

Weekly Food Drive

Provide help and hope for our neighbors facing hunger. All year long, we collect canned foods and pantry goods on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Building B (off Legendary Drive).

Learn More

Questions? Contact Us!

If you have any questions about Season of Giving, please reach out to the Missional Living team at ml@stonebriar.org or 469-252-5242.

Missional Living Team

Keith Tyler

Keith Tyler
Lead Pastor—Missional Living
keitht@stonebriar.org

Karen Hawkins

Karen Hawkins
Pastoral Leader—Community Care
karenh@stonebriar.org

Susan Zebe

Susan Zebe
Ministry Coordinator—Missional Living
susanz@stonebriar.org

Julie Lyon

Julie Lyon
Ministry Coordinator—Community Care
juliel@stonebriar.org