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Pack a Shoebox, Transform Lives

Samaritan’s Purse is partnering with churches around the world to transform millions of children’s lives through Operation Christmas Child.

All over the world, Operation Christmas Child is seeing lives transformed by the power of the Gospel delivered along with simple shoebox gifts.

Packed full of toys, personal care items, and school supplies, these shoebox gifts are given to children as a tangible expression of God’s love. For many, this will be their first gift ever.

Operation Christmas Child

“When I received my shoebox, I felt God’s love for me. Then I decided to follow Jesus.”

— Kavari Venejona, shoebox gift recipient

Each child is then invited to a 12-week discipleship programme called The Greatest Journey, where they get to know the Gospel, grow in the Gospel, and share the Gospel. Entire families have come to faith and churches have been planted because of the impact on these children. 

And it all starts with you! When you pack a shoebox gift, you create an opportunity for a child-in-need to hear and respond to the Gospel.  

Want to know more? Watch the video below then explore the various ways you can get involved.

Give To Operation Christmas Child

boy with shoebox gift

Can sponsor the costs of sending one shoebox gift to a child in need.


Could help with processing and shipping two shoebox gifts to children in need. 


Can provide local churches with training and resources to distribute shoebox gifts at outreach events.