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Jan. 28

Samaritan’s Purse Releases Free Kids’ Bible Game App

Christian parents now have a new resource to help their kids learn about the Bible based on a discipleship program that’s already leading millions of children to Christ all over the world. Read full Press Release

Jan. 17

Samaritan's Purse Celebrates 10.5 Million Shoebox Gifts Collected for Children in Need

Because of the generosity of donors across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.9 million shoeboxes in 2019. Read full Press Release

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Belize

Franklin Graham encourages a girl in Belize as she explores the new items she found in her shoebox.

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Botswana

“Wow” toys like the stuffed animal this girl received in her shoebox gift are sure to delight children worldwide!

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Botswana

A stuffed animal and a toy car brought great joy to a boy in Botswana.

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Botswana

More than 1.1 million children in Botswana have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox since Samaritan’s Purse began delivering gifts there in 2001.

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Colombia

Children in Colombia eagerly await opening their shoebox gifts at the end of a countdown.

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Colombia

More than 2.7 million children in Colombia have received Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes since Samaritan’s Purse began delivering gifts there in 2003.

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Dominican Republic

A girl in the Dominican Republic shows off the “wow” toy she received in her shoebox gift.

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Dominican Republic

This girl is one of millions of children in the Dominican Republic to receive an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift since Samaritan’s Purse began delivering gifts there in 2000.

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Ecuador

A girl in Ecuador shows off her new-found treasure of an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift.

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Ecuador

Jamyleth (right) who received a shoebox gift as a child enjoys helping a new generation of children discover God’s love for them through simple shoebox gifts.

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Ecuador

Edward Graham, son of Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham, helps deliver shoebox gifts in Ecuador.

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Georgia

Boys in the Caucasus nation of Georgia rejoice to receive shoebox gifts and The Greatest Gift Gospel booklets.

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Grenada

More than 8,000 children in the island nation of Grenada received shoebox gifts in 2018.

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Kiribati

This boy from Kiribati excitedly shows off the shoebox gift he received at an Operation Christmas Child outreach event in his village.

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Kiribati

Samaritan’s Purse plans to bring gift-filled shoeboxes to children on 1,000 Pacific islands over the next five years.

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Kiribati

These island boys heard about the Good News of God’s love for them when they received shoebox gifts at Kiribati Uniting Church in Bairiki.

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Kiribati

This girl shows off the treasures she received in a shoebox gift at a church in Tokanikai.

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Latvia

This girl is one of more than 869,000 children in Latvia to receive a gift-filled shoebox from Samaritan’s Purse.

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Liberia

Through Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, Samaritan’s Purse spreads great joy and the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Mexico

The smile on this Mexican girl’s face indicates just how much packing a doll in a shoebox can bless a child in need.

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Mexico

More than 12.5 million children in Mexico have received a shoebox gift as a tangible expression of God’s love.

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Mexico

Gift-filled shoeboxes not only delight the hearts of children, but their families as well!

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Mongolia

A princess-themed shoebox delights a girl in Mongolia, where yurts are a common form of housing.

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Namibia

Sheer joy overwhelms a girl in the African nation of Namibia as she opens her gift-filled shoebox.

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Philippines

This boy from the Philippines heard the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ when he received his shoebox gift.

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Saipan

A girl in Saipan tenderly hugs the teddy bear she found in her shoebox gift.

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South Africa

These two friends are some of the more than 2 million children in South Africa to receive a gift-filled shoebox from Samaritan’s Purse.

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Togo

A girl from Togo is delighted to find a teddy bear inside her shoebox gift.

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Bolivia

Children in Bolivia study their colorful workbooks containing the 12 lessons of The Greatest Journey.

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Botswana

This girl is one of more than 48,000 shoebox recipients who have enrolled in The Greatest Journey discipleship program in Botswana.

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Botswana

More than 15,000 children in Botswana have reported making a decision to follow Christ during The Greatest Journey discipleship program.

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Botswana

More than 3,000 volunteer teachers have been trained to lead The Greatest Journey discipleship course in Botswana.

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Ecuador

Boys and girls in the jungle village of Sicha Puma, Ecuador, participate in The Greatest Journey discipleship program.

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Ecuador

Shoebox recipients continue to participate in The Greatest Journey in Ecuador, where the discipleship program was launched in 2009.

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Grenada

Children in Grenada complete one of the many interactive exercises in The Greatest Journey student workbook.

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Mexico

More than 1.1 million children in Mexico have reported making a decision for Jesus Christ as a result of The Greatest Journey discipleship program.

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Mexico

Children from the unreached Nahuatl people of Mexico graduate from The Greatest Journey, having learned how to follow Christ and share Him with others.

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Mongolia

Children in Mongolia gather with a trained, local volunteer teacher to learn Bible stories through The Greatest Journey.

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Mongolia

Boys and girls from the unreached Buryat people group listen to a teacher of The Greatest Journey share a lesson from their student workbook.

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Namibia

More than 112,000 Operation Christmas Child shoebox recipients in Namibia have participated in The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.

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South Africa

A girl in South Africa proudly shows off her graduation certificate from The Greatest Journey as well as the New Testament she received on the occasion.

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Togo

A boy in Togo reviews one of the 12 lessons of The Greatest Journey discipleship program with his teacher.

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Togo

More than 240,000 Operation Christmas Child shoebox recipients from Togo have gone on to graduate from the 12 lessons of The Greatest Journey discipleship program.

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Botswana

More than 186,000 international volunteers teach The Greatest Journey to boys and girls around the globe.

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Ecuador

Jamyleth (right) who received a shoebox gift as a child enjoys helping a new generation of children discover God’s love for them through simple shoebox gifts.

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Kiribati

Volunteers in Kiribati review the Ministry Partner Guide supplied by Samaritan’s Purse in preparation for sharing the Gospel with children and their families at outreach events.

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Liberia

A volunteer in Liberia uses the Ministry Partner Guide supplied by Samaritan’s Purse to help present the Gospel of Jesus Christ at an Operation Christmas Child outreach event.

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Togo

More than 14,000 trained, volunteer teachers lead The Greatest Journey discipleship program in Togo.

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United States

Tens of thousands of volunteers operate our nearly 5,000 shoebox drop-off locations open each year during National Collection Week, the third week in November.

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United States

More than 9,000 volunteers work to promote Operation Christmas Child year-round in roles ranging from leadership and church relations to logistics and prayer mobilization—and more!

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United States

Some year-round volunteers serve in the arena of student relations, working to get a new generation involved in Operation Christmas Child.

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United States

More than 100,000 volunteers work each year to inspect Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and prepare them for international shipping.

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United States

Matt and Renee Brinton of Shelby, North Carolina, volunteered at the Boone Processing Center to prepare shoebox gifts for international shipment.

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United States

More than 178 million shoebox gifts have been collected since 1993 and delivered into the hands of children in need around the world.

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United States

Husband-and-wife team Manny Ma (right) and Wen Li (center) of Boise, Idaho, serve as year-round volunteers for Operation Christmas Child.

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United States

Volunteers serve at eight processing centers around the country prepare shoebox gifts for international shipping.

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United States

Cartons of inspected shoebox gifts are sealed and ready to be shipped overseas to more than 100 countries.

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United States

Once every hour in the processing centers, volunteers pause from their work to pray over shoebox gifts.

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Children receiving shoebox gifts
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US kids and adults packing shoebox gifts
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Collecting and processing shoebox gifts
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Transporting shoebox gifts by camel, canoe, etc.
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Overview Promo

Shoebox gifts bring joy to children across the world.

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One, Two, Three!

From the shoebox to The Greatest Journey, this is the Great Commission.

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A Simple Gift

Shoebox gifts help spread the Gospel around the world.

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Joy to the World

A behind-the-scenes look at our processing centers

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Back-to-School Sales Are Here!

Back-to-school sales are a great time to buy quality school supplies for shoebox gifts.

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Tis the Season for Back-to-School Sales

Take advantage of low prices during back-to-school sales to get quality shoebox items.

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Izabella McMillon

Izabella received a shoebox in Romania.

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Krystal Cortez

Krystal received a shoebox gift in Nicaragua.

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Yuliya Shubina

Yuliya received a shoebox gift in Central Asia.

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Alex Nsengimana

Alex received a shoebox in Rwanda.

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Vladimir Prokhnevskiy

Vladimir received a shoebox gift in Ukraine.

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Franklin Graham

Samaritan’s Purse President encourages families to pack shoeboxes for children in need.

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Franklin Graham

Samaritan’s Purse President encourages families to pack shoeboxes for children in need.

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The Greatest Journey

Learn about this 12‑lesson discipleship program

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The Greatest Journey

Learn about this 12‑lesson discipleship program

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The Greatest Journey

Learn more about this life-changing investment

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Jonhattan Constante - Ecuador Pastor

A pastor shares how shoeboxes are changing lives

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The First Gift

Pack a shoebox and give a child their very first gift.

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Wired for Good Works

Volunteering connects you with God’s global purposes

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What Comes Out

What goes into a shoebox is fun but what comes out is eternal

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Volunteers Say It Best

Volunteers share personal stories of volunteering year-round

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Joyful Giggles (Español)

Spread joy around the world through shoebox gifts

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Accept the Challenge (Español)

Will you pack a shoebox for a child in need?

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Bringing Families Together (Español)

Families serve God together by packing shoeboxes

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Bringing Joy (Español)

How much joy can you fit in a shoebox?

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Digital Resources

Web Banners: Send Good News and Great Joy

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Web Banners: National Collection Week

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Digital Billboards: Pack a Box For a Child In Need

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Digital Billboards: Pack a Box For a Child In Need / National Collection Week Nov. 16—23

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Digital Billboards: Days Until National Collection Week

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Operation Christmas Child Logo

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