About Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
How to Get Involved
We accept donations of items all-year-round. Those who do not wish to purchase items to donate can volunteer time to help pack shoeboxes or give cash donations to contribute to shipping costs to send these shoeboxes all across the world.
For more details about what items to buy for the shoeboxes or to hear stories of how these shoeboxes impact children around the world, visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child.