Operation Christmas Child


Operation Christmas Child is an ongoing, year-round project of Samaritan’s Purse culminating in a collection week just before Thanksgiving.  

Individuals, churches, organizations and businesses gather toys, school supplies and hygiene items – as well as make handcrafted gifts – to fill shoeboxes, which are distributed around the world with the message of the Gospel of salvation in Jesus.

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What is Operation Christmas Child?

Weekly Countdowns

Each year we do a 10-week countdown to collection week!


 Shopping, Storing and Packing

Shopping to Fill Shoeboxes


Storing and Sorting


 Packing Day


 Crafting for Shoeboxes

Arts and Crafts



Do you ever wonder if God is at work?


Meet Alex

– photo courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse

God at Work Bringing in the Toys


Building Teams

Operation Christmas Child Church Family Helpers

Four Lessons the Lord Taught on a Distribution Trip


Pinterest Boards

Pinterest: Operation Christmas Child

Pinterest Crochet Boards

In the News

 If you are visiting from another website,

such as Samaritan’s Purse, the Florida Times Union,

 thank you for stopping by!

We hope you join us on the journey!

Creativity for a Cause_Samaritan's Purse OCC

Videos & Photos

A (growing) collection of videos and photos for your

viewing pleasure & inspiration.


Bless a Child with a Shoebox Gift

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Operation Christmas Child

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