operation christmas child
Samaritan’s Purse project Operation
Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts‑filled with fun toys,
school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around
the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these
children, the gift—filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its
kind, has collected and delivered more than 178 million shoebox gifts to
children in more than 160 countries and territories.
Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach
another 11 million children in countries like Peru, the Philippines,
Rwanda and Ukraine. More than 10.5 million shoebox gifts were collected
worldwide in 2019, with more than 8.9 million collected in the U.S.
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You can pick up your shoeboxes, boy/girl labels and a complete list of gift suggestions, just outside of the church's library.