Merrill Drop Off Center



508 Eugene St

Merrill WI

715 536 3031 

 The Merrill Drop Off Center will be open the following hours and days for 2018 National Collection Week:

Monday, November 12                                3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 13                               3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, November 14                          3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, November 15                             3 :00 PM – 5:00 PM

Friday, November 16                                   3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Saturday, November 17                              9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, November 18                                 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Monday, November 19                               10:00 AM – 12 :00 Noon


Please respect these hours of operation. 

 Things to remember when packing shoeboxes:

  • Use only ONE strong RUBBER BAND and NO RIBBONS OR STRING to secure the box.
  • Use the guidelines listed in the Operation Christmas Child pamphlet or on this website for items to pack in the shoeboxes.  If you have any questions, please call the Coordinator. She will be happy to make suggestions.
  • If you wish to help support the cost of shipping, please use a personal check (NOT CASH) made out to Samaritan’s Purse for your donation and place the check inside the Operation Christmas Child (or other, marked ) envelope. A minimum of $9 is suggested. Place this envelope inside a shoebox -ON TOP of the packed items. Envelopes inserted along the sides of the shoebox or under the packed items may not be found by the Processing Center in Minneapolis before shipping the shoeboxes overseas.
  • After November 20, all gift shoeboxes not received by the Collection Center at the time of closing will need to be mailed directly to:Samaritan’s PurseOperation Christmas ChildP O Box 3000Boone, NC 28607You will be responsible for the cost of shipping the shoeboxes to North Carolina.More information can be found at