Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, this program provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ, God’s greatest gift.
Along with shoe box gifts, millions of children are given Gospel booklets in their own language. Since 1993 more than 63 million boys and girls from over 130 countries have received these boxes, and millions have come to faith in Jesus Christ.
That's what Operation Christmas Child is all about. A simple gift-filled box is a tangible expression of the love of God, bringing hope and breaking down barriers to share the Good News of the Savior with all people.