Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse. It is a hands-on way for you to bless children in need across the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and fun gifts. We collect the boxes and distribute them in the name of Jesus Christ to children living in vulnerable situations.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide 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.

2024 National Collection Weeks
Australia: 14th – 26th October
New Zealand: 21st to 26th October

Get Involved

Are you interested in serving with Operation Christmas Child? Whether it’s packing a gift-filled shoebox, volunteering, leading your church, or donating, we have many opportunities for you to get involved and make an eternal difference!


Click below to purchase a shoebox label, buy pre-printed shoeboxes, give to The Greatest Journey, Pack a Shoebox Online or give a general donation to Operation Christmas Child.

2024 Resource Hub

Get equipped with all the printed and digital resources you need to share about Operation Christmas Child with your church, school, organisation or group.

Register for 2024

Register your church, school, organisation or group to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child this year.

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