Operation Christmas Child

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Crossing the Finish Line for 20,000 Shoeboxes

A young girl with spina bifida uses her birthday as an opportunity to host a 5K and pack Operation Christmas Child gifts.

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Remote Peru Receives the Gospel

An Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution in a hard-to-reach community of Peru leads to a church plant and many children and families hearing the Good News of Jesus Christ for the first time.

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From Poverty to Parliament and the Pulpit

As a poor child in Grenada, Devon received a shoebox gift, heard the Gospel, and came to faith in Jesus. Devon committed his life to serving God and helping others, first as a senator and now as a pastor.

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Light for Malawi

God is using Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to bring children to Himself in this southeast African country. After they receive the Gospel, girls and boys like Angella and Shukuran are introducing others to Christ. Some also participate in The Greatest Journey, the discipleship program Samaritan's Purse developed for shoebox recipients.

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Christmas at the Greta Home

Franklin Graham, along with Greta Van Susteren and her husband John Coale, gave out Christmas gifts to children at the Greta Home and Academy in Haiti. Watch as the children open their gifts with joy.

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Christmas in Belize

Franklin Graham, joined by friends Greta Van Susteren and John Coale, helped pastors from Belize give Operation Christmas Child gifts to children in need.

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Jordyn's Love Project

Jordyn McNeal started her "love projects" at 6 years old. This year, she will be showing children God's love by packing 5,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!

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Worth the Walk

Since 2003, God has used Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and The Greatest Journey to open entire Fijian villages to the Good News. Pastor Waisea walks for hours to bring the love of Jesus to children across his island homeland.

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The Sounds of Operation Christmas Child

Working together to delivery shoeboxes makes beautiful music!

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Operation Christmas Child Community Event - Charlotte, NC

Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham, N.C. Governor Pat McCrory, and others encourage Operation Christmas Child volunteers, staff, and guests at the Charlotte, N.C., processing center.

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Veronica's Story

With her mother sentenced to 40 years in prison, Veronica faced her first Christmas in an orphanage. At her lowest point, Veronica received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox that renewed her faith in God and family.

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God Made Me Walk

Doctors told Faith's parents she would never walk, but God had other plans. Faith takes on a 5K run to collect shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child.

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Operation Christmas Child in Honduras

What happens when children open Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for the first time? See how simple gifts change children’s lives throughout Honduras.

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How to Process Millions of Shoeboxes?

We love our Operation Christmas Child volunteers! These dedicated shoebox packers know how to have fun while reaching millions of children every year. Join us! There is a place for everyone to serve!

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The LAPD Joins Forces with Operation Christmas Child

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is partnering with Operation Christmas Child to pack shoeboxes again this year. Reaching children around the world is a family tradition for these officers and their families.

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Christmas in Ecuador

Franklin Graham, Greta Van Susteren, and her husband John Coale attend an Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution! In this Ecuadorian village families make their living in the garbage dump. Watch the joy and hope a simple gift can bring!

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Redemption in a Shoebox

One shoebox at a time, these women in recovery find and give hope. A partnership between the Changing Lives Center and Operation Christmas Child is another way that shoeboxes build community.

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Follow Uncle Si's Shoebox

Every Operation Christmas Child shoebox delivers joy, hope and a message of God's love. We followed Uncle Si's shoebox all the way to India.