A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.
Each year, Samaritan's Purse delivers millions of gift-filled shoe boxes to boys and girls all over the world. A gift to Operation Christmas Child helps cover processing and shipping expenses and allows our teams to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children and their families.
"Many of the distributions in Mexico City took place in some of the most wretched slums. In one small town with muddy roads, our team decided to have a ceremony and hand out shoe boxes to the children – right in the middle of all of the mud. With a tarp underneath to shield them from the muck, the children sat in chairs awaiting their gifts. After each child received one, they all opened their boxes. The street erupted in excitement and joyous shouts of “gracias.” Then with broad smiles, they began bringing their new toys to our team. They wanted to give their gifts to our team members’ children back at home. While we shared the Gospel that day with those children, we probably learned the most. Their unselfish giving was a reminder to us of God’s unselfish gift of Jesus Christ." - OCC International Volunteer ... See MoreSee Less