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Gifts-In-Kind Opportunities

Share God’s love with children around the world through your donation of goods and services. To learn more about how you can be involved in helping us reach children for Christ, see below and contact our Corporate Relations team at (855) 356-0252 or occgik@samaritan.org

Reach Out to Children

Is your business or organization interested in an opportunity to support hurting children? Would you like to participate in a project that has worldwide impact? Through Operation Christmas Child, your gift-in-kind can truly transform a child’s life!

Samaritan’s Purse has been sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children all over the world through Operation Christmas Child since 1993. So far, more than 113 million shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies have been delivered to boys and girls in over 140 countries, and the ministry continues to grow at exponential rates.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of caring people across the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe pack gift-filled shoeboxes for shipment overseas, where our local ministry partners hand-deliver the boxes and share the message of God’s love with children in their communities.

Ways to Get Involved

The donation options for businesses and organizations across the country are endless. We work with you to identify and accept approved toys, hygiene items, school supplies, transportation, advertising, printed materials, warehouse space, supplies, and equipment.

Many organizations benefit from significant tax deductions and the ability to reduce large quantities of overruns, returns, overstocked and discontinued products. You can also elect to give first-quality items, or items produced specifically for Operation Christmas Child.

All donated goods must be new and approved for use in advance by Operation Christmas Child. Donated goods must easily fit into an average-sized shoebox.

TOYS: stuffed animals, dolls, small cars, balls, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, toys that light up or make noise, etc.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpeners, erasers, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.

NON-LIQUID HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES: t-shirts, socks, hats, gloves, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights, batteries, plastic storage boxes, etc.

TRANSPORTATION: In the U.S. alone, millions of shoebox gifts are collected at thousands of drop-off sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. We are always looking for companies interested in donating or discounting transportation on a statewide or national level.

LOCATIONS: Before shipment overseas, each gift must be inspected and prepared. Millions of shoeboxes and thousands of volunteers take up a lot of space. You can help us each autumn by donating empty warehouse space to be used as a processing center. Facilities from 30,000 to 100,000 square feet are needed near Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis.

MACHINERY: Forklifts, pallet jacks, and other material handling equipment give us the capability to move millions of shoeboxes during processing, shipment, and delivery.

ADVERTISING: Your gift of print, radio, television, or online advertising or airtime can have a tremendous impact by inspiring more individuals to pack shoebox gifts.

PROMOTIONS: Gifts such as tickets to event or attractions can provide exciting incentives that can be used during Operation Christmas Child special promotions or contensts.

PRINTING: After receiving a shoebox gift, many children have the opportunity to learn more about the Gospel through our Biblical discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. You can donate printing for leaders’ guides, lesson books, or New Testaments.