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100 Million Struggling Children Have Now Received the Gift of Hope Through a Simple Shoe Box

Thousands of Volunteers from Around the World Gather in Orlando to Celebrate Relief Group’s 100 Millionth Shoe Box Gift BOONE, N.C., April 4, 2013 — Volunteers from around the world are joining Samaritan’s Purse on April 6 in Orlando with 100 Million Reasons to Celebrate. The music-packed event marks a major milestone for the Operation…

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Unusual Christmas Gifts – Shoe Boxes Filled with Toys – Bring Joy to Children in Dominican Republic

12-Year-Old Girl from Wisconsin to Deliver Global Charity’s 100 Millionth Shoe Box Gift BOONE, N.C., Dec. 6, 2012—After a trip across the country, Operation Christmas Child's 100 millionth shoe box gift will be hand-delivered to a child in need in the Dominican Republic just in time for Christmas... Download Press Release

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U.S. Charity to Collect 100 Millionth Shoe Box Gift

In Orphanages, Trash Dumps, War-Stricken Countries and Disaster Zones, U.S. Families Are Helping Children in Need Through the Power of a Simple Gift BOONE, N.C., Sept. 24, 2012—Ralph lives beside a garbage dump in a house made of trash in Imus Cavite, Philippines. He spends most of his days digging through debris to find items…

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Shoe Box Seeds (VIDEO PSA)

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The Shoe Box Ambassador

Meet Evilyn Pinnow. This ambitious little girl has done some pretty big things in her lifetime, and this year her adventure with Operation Christmas Child is taking her all over the country with a very special shoe box gift. Evilyn and her family are traveling across the United States with the symbolic 100 millionth shoe…

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Young Artist’s Prayers Answered Through Gifts in a Shoebox

Mariya Snizhko dreamed of becoming an artist even as she grew up in a Christian home in Ukraine. Art was a way for her to express herself and escape the various challenges in her life, which included being bullied at school. Her parents couldn’t afford basic art supplies, so Mariya prayed that God would provide…

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Local Christians Use Shoebox Gifts to Help Plant Churches in Remote Mongolia

Highways leading out of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, continue east for many miles as far as the city of Chinggis. From there, the roads diminish to mere gravel paths that stretch across the vast pasturelands of Khenti Province. It’s from Chinggis, where transportation begins to get more difficult, that six churches are praying—paving the way—for…

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World War II Veteran Sews Hundreds of Quilts for Children’s Shoebox Gifts

Former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Theron Jennings, 98, lives alone in a Savoy, Illinois, apartment where he sews quilts for children around the world. Since 2014, he has handmade more than 400 of these blankets, completing 160 in just the last year. Each one is lovingly packed into a shoebox gift with other toys and…

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Shoeboxes Open Doors for the Gospel in South Asia

Intent on planting a church, Raja Asirvatham and his wife Ramya Rajarathinam moved to an area of South Asia with no known Christians. For three years they labored with little visible response from the people—until they delivered Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. These tangible expressions of God’s love proved to be a building block for…

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Shoebox Gifts Encourage Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

Well more than 2 million Venezuelans have left their nation over the past few years, many fleeing to neighboring Colombia. They’re leaving because the situation in Venezuela is bleak—with runaway inflation, increasing crime, and critical shortages of food and medicine. As the economy collapses, families simply can’t afford to eat. Some Venezuelans go back and…

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