Ratio Christi & Operation Christmas Child

Introduce Your Chapter
to Operation Christmas Child

Ratio Christi seeks to follow Peter’s instruction in 1 Peter 3:15, “Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you.” Operation Christmas Child gives your Ratio Christi chapter an opportunity to demonstrate your hope in action by blessing children in need.

By packing shoeboxes full of toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and other simple gifts, you can help bring hope and joy to children around the world. Through partnerships with local churches, children who receive shoebox gifts hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and many participate in our follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, where they learn to follow Christ and share their faith with others.

By participating in Operation Christmas Child, your chapter will put their well-examined faith into action, experience the joy of serving others, and be drawn closer together.

Since 1993, Samaritan's Purse has delivered more than 124 million shoeboxes in over 150 countries. Your Ratio Christi ministry can be a direct part of bringing good news and great joy to children through gift-filled shoeboxes.


Pack and Assemble

Collect empty shoeboxes or plastic containers and fill them with gender- and age-appropriate items for boys and girls. Set a goal for your Ratio Christi chapter and start collecting today! Learn how to pack a shoebox.

Host a Packing Party

Recruit others to join in the fun of packing shoeboxes! Use our step-by-step guide to customize your packing party experience and get free materials.

Volunteer with Operation Christmas Child

Check out opportunities to volunteer with Operation Christmas Child year-round or during the shoebox collection season. In November and December, your ministry can have fun serving together at a shoebox drop-off location or a Processing Center, preparing shoeboxes for overseas shipment.

Resources to Introduce Your Chapter to OCC



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