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Operation Christmas Child

Follow Your Box Look-up

Follow Your Box Look‑up Tool Discover Your Shoebox Gift's Destination Once shoeboxes are processed by late December or early January, you can check country destinations here if you donated through Follow Your Box and attached the bar code label to your shoeboxes. If you recently dropped off your shoebox, it is likely that it has not…

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Operation Christmas Child Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Browse by Category Browse by Category Operation Christmas Child · Project Overview · Global Influence of OCC Packing Your Shoebox · Packing and Delivery · Gift Suggestions · Shoebox Labels · Printable Labels · Adhesive Labels · Tracking Your Shoebox Gift · Build a Shoebox Online · Building Online Goal Pages ·…

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Animals, Agriculture & Livelihoods

The Trees of Guidan Ara

Renae Chrystal is the communications intern in Niger. As a country in the sub-Saharan climate of West Africa, Niger struggles yearly with heat and a shortage of rain. Particularly in the north of the country, the climate is dry and desert-like for most of the year, which creates a tough environment for crops and any…

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Animals, Agriculture & Livelihoods

New Agricultural Techniques Yield Bountiful Harvests in Niger

Renae Chrystal is the communications intern in Niger. Farmers in Niger have difficulties growing enough crops to feed their families. Rain only falls for a few months of the year, leaving the soil dry and almost incapable of producing a harvest. However, the farmers are learning new ways to develop their fields. I met with…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

First Patient Receives Christ at Ebola Treatment Center

As a major Ebola outbreak spreads in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Samaritan’s Purse remains at work on the front lines. Our doctors, nurses, water sanitation and hygiene specialists and other essential staff are operating a newly established 18-bed Ebola Treatment Center in the remote area of Komanda. Fear has gripped the region…

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Operation Christmas Child Local Events

Send Message cancel Find Local Events Search below for an event near you and view results beneath the map. Search for Events Select Event Type: Project Leader Workshop Packing Party Countdown Event OCC Spokesperson Event Celebration Event Recruitment Event Prayer Event Open House City, State or Zip Code Search Radius 25 Miles 50 Miles 75…

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Media

Press Release Samaritan’s Purse Airlifting Relief Supplies to War-Torn Ukraine after Collapsed Dam Results in Mass Flooding

Samaritan’s Purse Airlifting Relief Supplies to War-Torn Ukraine after Collapsed Dam Results in Mass Flooding Water filters, hygiene kits, blankets, and other critical aid headed to Ukraine Boone, N.C., June 8, 2023—Samaritan’s Purse will deploy its DC-8 aircraft tomorrow, June 9, to transport more than 40,000 pounds of relief supplies to Ukraine after a critical dam…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Faith on the Front Lines of Coronavirus

UPDATE: A more recent story from Italy has published. See “Hands of Comfort, Care Reach Out During Pandemic.” — Twenty seconds. A lot can be accomplished in 20 seconds. As Samaritan’s Purse medical staff repeatedly wash their hands at our field hospital in Italy, they’ve also dedicated that 20 seconds to intentionally praying for each…

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By Volunteering, She Became a Prayer Warrior

“Prayer is such a central piece of Operation Christmas Child. It supports all parts of the organization. It’s that underpinning to make sure everything else runs smoothly,” said Nancy Osborn, prayer coordinator for the Maine West team of year-round volunteers in the Portland area. A resident of Falmouth, Maine, Nancy works full-time as an inventory…

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50 Years of Ministry

Surgical Teams Provide Life-Changing Operations

Being born with a cleft lip in South Sudan usually means a lifetime of shame. Many people in the country believe that the facial deformity is the result of a curse and treat those with a cleft lip as outcasts. Samaritans Purse began a cleft lip and palate surgical project in 2011 to send volunteer…

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