Operation Christmas Child

Since 1993, more than 168 million boys and girls in over 160 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.


Empowering Kids to Make a Difference

Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas, is empowering fourth grade students to make a difference in the lives of children in need around the world by helping to collect 1,000 Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.

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The Journey of a Shoebox, Animated

Every shoebox gift goes on an amazing journey from the person who packed it to a child in need overseas. After receiving this tangible expression of God's love, the boy or girl is invited to participate in The Greatest Journey discipleship course.

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Dania's Story: The Power of Prayer

God used a simple Operation Christmas Child shoebox to show His love to Dania, a girl living in severe poverty in the Middle East, and answer her family's prayer for a much-needed item.

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Purses with Purpose

Alathia, a 14-year-old girl in Fort Worth, Texas, set out to crochet 2,000 purses in one year for Operation Christmas Child and, with help from family, friends, and churches, she met her goal.

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Operation Christmas Child Overview 2019, Animation

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, brings Good News and great joy to children around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. But that's not all. Through The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson discipleship program for shoebox recipients, entire communities are transformed by the Gospel. A great overview video to share with your church or group, available in three different lengths.

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Four-year-olds Have Fun Packing Shoebox Gifts

Watch these little kids share what Operation Christmas Child means to them.

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Operation Christmas Child Overview 2017, Animación (en Español)

Una historia animada de Operation Christmas Child, ideal para jóvenes y niños.

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It's the Good News, Watch it Grow

There's so much more than meets the eye. Shoebox gifts plant seeds of hope, love and joy - watch it grow!

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Focus on the Family with Operation Christmas Child

Focus on the Family encourages us to pack shoebox gifts together as a family. Watch how one family participates in Operation Christmas Child and makes it a yearly tradition. Then get other ideas for your own family at our Resources and Idea Hub for families.

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Don't Be the New Kid - Pack a Shoebox!

Operation Christmas Child National Shoebox Collection is November 17-24. Don't be the new kid - pack your box today!

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Leap of Faith

Watch these avid North Carolina skydivers pack more than just parachutes. They also pack gift-filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, and spread the word about the cause they are passionate about by doing what they enjoy most: jumping out of planes.

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Reach For The Sky

Meet Kevin Johnson. While a gold winning motocross stuntman and rider for Team Faith, he wants his legacy to be more than what he he can do on his dirt bike.Watch as he discusses his passion for Operation Christmas Child and spreading the love of God.

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Passing on the Passion

Through packing shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child, BMX rider Bryan Ledbetter shares with his family what he's most passionate about in life: his relationship with Christ.

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Pack a Shoebox with VeggieTales

Bob and Larry share on how to pack a shoebox with Operation Christmas Child.

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The Impact of 100 Million Simple Gifts

How big of an impact does 100 Million shoe boxes actually make? Watch to find out.

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Lemonade For Operation Christmas Child

Children raise money for Operation Christmas Child by selling cookies, brownies and lemonade.

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