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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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SAMARITAN’S PURSE CELEBRATES 10.6 MILLION SHOEBOX GIFTS COLLECTED FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

BOONE, N.C., Feb. 1, 2019 — Because of the generosity of donors across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.8 million shoeboxes in 2018. Packed with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items, these gifts bring joy and the eternal hope of the Gospel to children around…

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Franklin Graham and Family Distribute Shoebox Gifts in Antigua

On Dec. 28-29, Franklin Graham and members of his extended family traveled to the Caribbean island of Antigua to distribute shoebox gifts to children in need. Two Operation Christmas Child outreach events took place on Friday at local churches and two more occurred on Saturday, blessing a total of 450 children. The Grahams continue the…

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Paraplegic Volunteer Helps Process Shoeboxes for Children in Need

Samaritan’s Purse relies on thousands of volunteers to process the millions of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts collected each year for boys and girls around the world. Renee Brinton of Shelby, North Carolina, for one, is determined to share the love of Jesus with these children by doing her part. As the processing center in…

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Good News and Great Joy Delivered—by Shoebox—to a Teen in Mongolia

When Dariya, 13, of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift in February, it interrupted her life with joy. ‘They Told Us About Jesus’ Dariya lives in an apartment in the Mongolian capital with her grandmother, Bebe Bakhpit, and 10-year-old cousin, Hannah. Her parents are divorced, and her mother works in South Korea—often…

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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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