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.

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Shoebox Gift Suggestions

Not sure what can or can't be packed in a shoebox? Watch this to find out!

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Fueling the Journey (Why $9?)

A $9 donation per shoebox gift is critical to cover shipping and other costs to collect, process, and deliver boxes to children through Operation Christmas Child. Your donation also provides The Greatest Gift Gospel booklet and Ministry Partner Guide.

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Cómo empacar una caja de regalos

Una caja de regalos puede cambiar la vida de un niño o niña en necesidad. Conoce la historia de Yuri y Anabel, y aprende a empacar una caja de regalos de Operation Christmas Child para enviar esperanza, alegría y las Buenas Nuevas de Jesucristo.

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2017 Packing Update: Candy

Starting this year, toothpaste and candy are no longer allowed in shoebox gifts, due to increasing customs regulations. See what shoebox recipient Alex has to say about the change, and remember, your simple gifts-packed with love in Jesus' Name-deliver hope and joy to children all around the world. To see our official list of what can and can't be in a shoebox, visit our gift suggestions list here. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/

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How to Pack a Shoebox - Short

Watch and find out how to prayerfully pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a boy or girl in need. It's easy to do and each gift-filled box is a Gospel opportunity.

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How to Pack a Shoebox - Full

Watch and find out how to prayerfully pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a boy or girl in need. It's easy to do and each gift-filled box is a Gospel opportunity.

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What Can and Cannot Be Packed?

Ever wonder what belongs in a shoebox? Catch this quick rundown of what goes, what doesn't, and where you can find a list of gift suggestions organized by age and gender to get you started in the right direction.

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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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Pack A Shoebox with Uncle Si

Watch as Uncle Si Robertson learns how to pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. This big kid at heart wanted to help children around the world have a Merry Christmas and learn about the love of 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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Build a Box Online with Si Robertson

Uncle Si of Duck Commander, shares in the joy of Operation Christmas Child

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Pack A Shoebox with Uncle Si

Watch as Uncle Si Robertson learns how to pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. This big kid at heart wanted to help children around the world have a Merry Christmas and learn about the love of Christ.

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