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Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox Drop-Off Locations

Drop‑off Locations National Collection Week was Every year, National Collection Week takes place the third week in November when over 4,000 drop-off locations are open across the country. Even though this special week has concluded for this year, there are still ways to get Good News and great joy to children in 2020. · Drop off…

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Operation Christmas Child

Follow Your Box Look-up

Follow Your Box Look‑up Tool Discover Your Shoebox Gift's Destination Once shoeboxes are processed by mid‑December, you can check country destinations here if you donated through Follow Your Box and attached the bar code label to your shoeboxes. If you recently dropped off your shoebox, it is likely that it has not been scanned yet at…

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Operation Christmas Child

Press Release Curbside Drop-Off Sites Open for Operation Christmas Child 11-16-20

This Week: Curbside Drop-Off Sites Open for Operation Christmas Child BOONE, N.C., Nov. 16, 2020—As Thanksgiving Day approaches, many families are already thinking about Christmas. For those who are including Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts as part of their holiday, more than 4,000 drop-off sites are now open. Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and…

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50 Years of Ministry

Volunteers Are the Backbone of Our Work

Volunteers are a critical part of the work of Samaritan’s Purse. That’s particularly true at this time of the year, as it is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. It takes about 70,000 volunteers to staff over 4,000 locations across the United States where you can drop off your gift-filled shoeboxes. (Drop-off…

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Feeding Programs

It Took a Village

By Daniel Emmons, SP staff member With the rainy season having closed all roads into the Yida refugee camp and supplies of food running low, drastic measures were needed to relieve the threatening food shortage. A decision was made to airdrop 3000 metric tons (150 semi loads) of food from the World Food Program. The…

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Operation Christmas Child

South Carolina Ceremony Marks the Beginning of National Collection Week

Hibben United Methodist Church (UMC) in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week. Located in greater Charleston, Hibben UMC is one of nearly 5,000 shoebox drop-off locations that opened today across the country to receive shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project. After…

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Feeding Programs

Like Manna from Above

Truckloads of food and supplies arrived daily on the dirt trails that meander across the lowlands surrounding the Yida refugee camp in Unity State, South Sudan. Samaritan’s Purse and the other agencies entrusted with providing food for the almost 40,000 refugees registered at the camp were working hard to make sure there would be enough…

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Operation Christmas Child

Drop-off Location: Behind the Scenes

Dale and Carole Cole serve as Operation Christmas Child logistics volunteers at Calvary Chapel Old Towne in Orange, California. During the third week of November each year, they accept shoeboxes at their drop-off location, fitting them like puzzle pieces into cartons and taking them to collection centers. The couple also recruits people to help them…

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Operation Christmas Child

Packing Amid a Pandemic

Packing Amid a Pandemic These photographs are available for use in coverage of Samaritan's Purse-related stories. If you use a photograph, please credit: “Courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse.” These photographs are not for commercial use. Details ⋮ United States Our curbside drop-off locations offer a touchless way for you to let us know how many shoeboxes…

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Operation Christmas Child

Year-round Volunteer: Logistics Volunteer Loves to See Body of Christ at Work

Sabrina Drewry coordinates the drop-off location for Community Bible Church of San Antonio, Texas. Logistics Volunteer Loves to See Body of Christ at Work San Antonio resident leads Operation Christmas Child central drop-off location. Sabrina Drewry serves year-round in logistics for Operation Christmas Child as the central drop-off coordinator for Community Bible Church in San…

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