Called to do immeasurably more

In fall 2019 the Charleston Southern University campus community made history; we broke a national record with 5,249 boxes for Operation Christmas Child, packing more shoeboxes than any other college or university in the nation. Read more about that here.

This set a new standard — 5000 shoeboxes is now the minimum  expected from CSU. However, 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

February 17-29, 2020

It’s Dental Health Month! So now’s the perfect time to collect toothbrushes, toothbrush covers and floss (no toothpaste, please!).

April 20-30, 2020

It’s spring! And it’s time to get Squeaky Clean! We’ll collect bar soap, washcloths, rubber bands, plastic bar soap keepers and zip lock bags.

To donate, click here. Or for shipping or drop off information, email us here.

August 17-31, 2020

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, 2020

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

November 2020

Stay tuned for our Collection Day and Packing Party event info!