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.
National Collection Week 2017 was tough for many Operation Christmas Child volunteers still recovering from three major hurricanes that hit the mainland United States and Puerto Rico. Nonetheless, faithful men and women persevered and, by God's grace, the work continued on with great success
Grace Baptist Church in Wild Peach, Texas, packed thousands of shoeboxes this year despite suffering losses after Hurricane Harvey. Pastor Mark and Cherry Brumbelow traveled to the Caribbean to see some of those boxes distributed to Hurricane Irma survivors from the island of Barbuda.
101-year-old Eva sews dresses to pack in Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. A few months ago, Eva shared her story in a special video. Watch Eva's reaction as she enjoys that video for the first time, as well as pictures of some of the girls who received her dresses.
Ever wondered what it's like to volunteer at one of our Operation Christmas Child shoebox Processing Centers? Join Brogan for a behind-the-box tour! Sign-up to volunteer here: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/volunteer-at-a-shoebox-processing-center/
By giving their time to further this project, men and women around the world partner with Samaritan’s Purse to reach children for Christ.
Learn more about the specific duties of each volunteer
More than Enough: Mark and Cherry never dreamed God would call their small congregation in Wild Peach, Texas to pack 2,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. But when He did, they faithfully said yes and watched God provide in miraculous ways. Watch as a Small Texas Church Takes on a God-Sized Goal.
Kimberly and her team were tempted to be discouraged after their first year of collecting shoeboxes didn't go as planned. Remaining grateful and relying on the Lord's faithfulness they pressed on and watched God do above and beyond what they imagined possible.
Sarah Palin and Pat McCrory join Franklin Graham in celebrating another exciting year of bringing Good News and Great Joy to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. Members of the Charlotte community were invited to visit the OCC Charlotte Shoebox Processing Center to listen to the speakers, worship with the Tommy Coomes Band and see God’s hand at work!
Meet Ruth Luethy. This 93-year-old decided to replace boredom with a hobby that would make an impact on children all over the world. Watch as she talks about making hundreds of beaded necklaces for Operation Christmas Child to put in shoe boxes. For more information on how you can get involved like Ruth, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.