Chick-Fil-A and OCC Shoebox Campaign is such an honor to partner with Chick-Fil-A in the distribution & collection of Gospel Opportunity shoeboxes for children around the world which will enable the Gospel of Jesus to be spread. 

Eighteen Chick-Fil-A stores in the Richmond Metro area will offer empty OCC shoeboxes to the community on Tuesday, November 1st; a week later, they will accept filled shoeboxes on Tuesday, November 8th with volunteers assisting at both events.

Tuesday, November1st - Distribution Day

Tuesday, November 8th - Collection Day

At each store location, 2 Shoebox Ambassadors are requested for the lunch and dinner time frames to pass out OCC pamphlets and empty shoeboxes


11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.  and  

At each store location, 1 Shoebox Ambassador and 1 Shoebox Collector are requested to receive filled shoe boxes and transport them to an OCC collection center.


11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.  and  

Volunteer Roles:

Shoebox Ambassador.  The most important skill required for this volunteer position is a friendly smile and a gracious spirit! Ambassadors will answer questions about the Operation Christmas Child ministry, distribute empty boxes as needed, and explain the timeline for returning the boxes at the store next week.  As some stores may be quite busy, you may want to wear comfortable shoes and plan to stand during your volunteer shift.  On Collection Day the Ambassador collects the shoeboxes and gives the donor a coupon for a Chick-Fil-A sandwich.

Shoebox Collector/Transporter (Collection Day).  This role requires a bit more legwork, as most stores will require that boxes move quickly to a vehicle or other staging area.  The Collector/Transporter will be responsible for transporting the shoeboxes to a predetermined location following the event.

To Get Involved:

  • Locate a Chick-Fil-A store near you by viewing this interactive map, or by reviewing store details via this printable PDF overview document.

  • Click on the Volunteer Sign Up page below and select the shift and store location where you are led to serve. Both events dates (distribution and collection) are available for sign up there.

Link to SignUpGenius page for Volunteers