What IS IT?

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, seeking to share in a tangible way with children all around the world how much God loves them.  Samaritan’s Purse partners with local churches all across the world to be able to distribute shoeboxes packed with gifts to children in their communities.  In addition to receiving their shoebox gifts, the children will also hear the Gospel through Samaritan Purse’s The Greatest Journey.

How Can You Be Involved?

 Pick up a box in the church’s lobby and take it home to fill it with age-appropriate toys, non-liquid hygiene items, and school supplies. Once the box has been packed, drop it off back in the lobby with a suggested gift of $9 to help cover shipping costs. Secondly, if you prefer,  you can buy toys, hygiene items, and school supplies and drop them off in the lobby for our AWANA children to pack a shoebox with as their mission project. 

Where to Get Boxes?

Please stop by the church lobby to pick up your box.

Need Help? 

Looking for some ideas on what to pack (and what items NOT to pack)?  Check out this helpful article for some useful tips and suggestions on what to pack in your shoebox.


Additionally, you can pack a box virtually with Samaritan’s Purse. You can pack a shoebox from the comfort of your home.    

This year, we want to send more shoeboxes than we ever have.  Our world is in more turmoil than most of us have ever seen.  Never has there been a more urgent time to share the Gospel with our neighbors and the nations!  In order to reach our goal, we’re asking our streaming audience and church family who are choosing to remain safer and home to join us in a big way this year.  We’ve set a goal of 100 boxes just for our online family to pack a shoebox from.  Please use this link to build and ship a shoebox: https://sampur.se/3BNBE3e.