Operation Christmas Child

Every Christmas,
Samaritan's Purse, sends out filled shoe boxes with gifts along with Gospel booklets to poor children throughout the world. You can help by filling a shoe box. Your church my be interested in being a community collection site for filled shoe boxes.

Get the detailed instructions for how to pack an Operation Christmas Child shoe box.

Shoe box gift ideas:
  • small toys (car, ball, doll, stuffed animal, jump rope)
  • hygiene items (toothbrush and paste, comb, washcloth)
  • school supplies (pencil, sharpener, crayons, markers, paper)
  • hard candy, lollipops, gum, mints
  • T-shirts, socks, ball caps
  • hair clips, toy jewelry, sunglasses
Please donate $7 for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs.

Turn in your filled shoe box to a collection site in mid November.