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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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Operation Christmas Child

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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Order Preprinted Shoeboxes!

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A Special Bible, Packed in a Shoebox, Makes Its Way to a Remote Pacific Village

Alex and his parents regularly attended meetings of a local cult for years in their remote village of the Philippines. But, we praise God that last year he heard and received the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the outreach of Operation Christmas Child. Toti Ramos, the pastor of one of our partner churches from a…

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Celebrating 25 Years of Giving Shoebox Gifts to Children in Need

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with local churches around the world to deliver 157 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to children in need in 160 countries. Each one—packed full of fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items by a family or individual—is sent with prayer that the child who receives it will experience…

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Shoebox Recipient ‘Continually Proclaiming the Gospel’

Melvin Chicas was among more than 100 children who prayed to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior during an Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution event in Honduras. Melvin and the other children then participated in The Greatest Journey, when they learned more about God and the Bible during the 12-lesson discipleship program. “All…

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A Shoebox Gift Helped Soften Her Heart, Now She Leads Children to Follow Christ

Oksana Faik still cherishes the small purple comb she received two decades ago. The treasured item came to her as a young teen, when her sister Hristina brought home a brightly wrapped Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift and shared it with her family. They were living in Horodok, Ukraine, in the late 1990s, just a…

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