Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
Local ministry partners distribute your shoeboxes to children in their communities. After receiving shoebox gifts, many boys and girls are invited to enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson discipleship program. Through the program, our local ministry partners are able to establish long-term, caring relationships with children and families by sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Click HERE to learn more about the eternal impact of a shoebox.
There are a few changes to what is allowed in shoeboxes this year. Customs and shipping rules are constantly moving and OCC works hard to ensure that there are minimal delays in boys and girls across the world receiving these precious gifts. To see a complete breakdown of what is in and what is out click HERE.