Called to do immeasurably more

In fall 2020, the Charleston Southern University campus community made history; we broke a national record for the second year in a row with more than 7,000 boxes for Operation Christmas Child, packing more shoeboxes than any other college or university in the nation. Read more about that here.

God does not call us to do the minimum. He equips us, He encourages us and He calls us to do immeasurably more. This is a wonderful opportunity to reflect the passion of Christ to a hurting world. Regardless if you are a student, faculty, staff member or Board of Trustee member, you were designed with a purpose and you make a difference!

Operation Christmas Child at Charleston Southern is just one of the many stamps you will receive on your CSU Passport to Purpose. It’s a destination where you will create a lot of great memories, accomplish more than you ever dreamed, but more importantly, it’s where your purpose and your passion come together and you find yourself reaching your potential, breaking national records, unlocking opportunities you never thought possible.

Reach the potential God has for you — don’t do the minimum, do immeasurably more! We will be collecting supplies and donations year-round. Join us on the journey by donating goods or contributing to the fund!


Upcoming Opportunities

August 17-31, 2021

Back to school time! And what better time than tax-free weekend in South Carolina to buy up School Supplies in preparation for our collection in August! Here’s our favorite items for the box:

  • Notebooks
  • Coloring books
  • Pens
  • Pencils AND pencil sharpeners
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Erasers
  • Journals
  • Reading books
  • Play dough
  • Markers
  • Pencil pouches

September 21-30, 2021

Socks for the box! Fuzzy socks, athletic socks, colorful socks, girly socks, tall socks, silly socks, plain socks — all the socks!

November 10, 2021

CSU Collection Day! Bring your pre-packed boxes and watch how God moves!

November 17, 2021

Join us for a special OCC Chapel, in person or online, as we hear from an actual OCC shoebox recipient!

November 18, 2021

Today is the final day and something we look forward to all year: the OCC Packing Party! Bring supplies and boxes as we fill them to meet our goal of reaching thousands of little girls and boys around the world.