Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan's Purse uses a simple shoebox gift as an opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ. Anyone can pack a shoebox -- Individuals, families, churches, students, and groups can fill empty shoeboxes with school supplies, hygiene items, and toys.
For many children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. It is also a great way to teach our kids about thankfulness and giving to those in need.
During National Collection Week, November 13-20, Samaritan's Purse will collect gift-filled shoeboxes at their designated drop-off locations in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. To learn more about how to pack a shoebox, view gift suggestions, and find your nearest drop-off location, visit Operation Christmas Child.
Since 2009, over 209 million shoebox gifts have been collected for children in over 170 countries and territories. This year, 2023, Operation Christmas Child is celebrating its 30th year of ministry!!