Operation Christmas: Bolingbrook

A Note from Chairperson Lee Bush, Jr.

“All of us at Operation Christmas want to thank everyone for their strong support again this past Christmas season. Every year the involvement from the community increases, which allows us to help more families. We are in the process of wrapping up this past year’s event and will begin the process of planning next year in a few months. If you have any items you wish to donate please email operationchristmasbb@gmail.com. Send us your contact information and a brief description of the items you would like to donate. Please note, we will start accepting donations again in May. Thank you all again for your continued support!”

Supporting Families in Need During the Christmas Season

Operation Christmas: Bolingbrook has been operating for 45 years under the CSC umbrella. We make an exceptional effort each year to ensure that every family in need of assistance during the Christmas Season receives assistance. Operation Christmas is an all-year project involving many volunteers from Bolingbrook and the surrounding areas. Last year, we served over 420 families within our community. Donations come from local businesses, community groups and individuals. In December, donated items can be dropped off at many different locations. Check out and like our Facebook page to learn where. We welcome any new or gently used clothing, toys or monetary donations. Monetary donations should be made out to Operation Christmas.

Volunteers and Donations

Volunteers are sought throughout the year to assist with activities and events. More volunteers are needed during the height of the season, November through January. If you would like to volunteer contact Lee Bush Jr @ 815-651-7225. If you would like to adopt an Operation Christmas family contact Lee Bush Sr @ 630-373-9995.

Does Your Family Need Support this Holiday Season?

Families in need can begin calling Operation Christmas to make an appointment starting in November at (630) 226-8599 at which point they will be given a prearranged time for their appointment. We start seeing families the first week of December. Our hours of operation are 9:30am-4:00pm Monday thru Friday and 9:30am to 2pm on Saturdays. At their appointment, each family receives two bags of food that they pick out themselves from all the donations that have been given. Then, each family has the opportunity to go through all our gently used section that includes clothes and shoes of all ages and sizes, toys, books and household items. Each family is then given two gifts and stocking stuffers for each child in their family. Each family also receives a $10 gift certificate towards a ham or turkey for their Christmas dinner. For more information, email us at: operationchristmasbb@gmail.com