Operation Christmas Child Was a Great Success with 141 Boxes Delivered!
Thanks to everyone involved!
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.
Our goal is to collect 100 filled shoe boxes to donate.
1. Shoe Box
Use an empty shoebox (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift.
2. Boy or Girl
Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.
3. Fill With Gifts
Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child. Please include at least one item a child can immediately embrace such as a stuffed toy, doll, ball or toy truck.
4. Include $7 Donation
Please donate $7 or more for each shoebox you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. Write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box. If you or your family are preparing more than one shoebox, please make one combined donation.
5. Drop Off
Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and drop it off at church