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.

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!

Pack a Shoebox Online

Bless children around the world without leaving home. You can give boys and girls in need a tangible expression of God’s love through a gift-filled shoebox packed from your computer or mobile device.


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.

Register for 2024

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

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