Open up a whole new life…
…through the power of a simple gift [ how ]
Samaritan’s Purse has changed the lives of children through Operation Christmas Child since 1993. Every year, generous people across the world lovingly pack shoe boxes with gifts – simple, yet powerful messages of God’s unconditional love.
And when a child opens a shoe box, they’re opening more than a present lovingly prepared just for them. They’re opening up their community to a world of life-changing opportunities.
National collection month, October.
Whose life will your shoe box change this year? [ click here for gift ideas ]
Operation Christmas Child is a unique project of Samaritan’s Purse that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes, It provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple but hands-on project that has the power to transform children’s lives.
In 2012, our teams in Australia and New Zealand delivered 308,263 gift-filled shoe boxes to South East Asia and the South Pacific. This year the number of shoe boxes given by Australia and New Zealand passed 3 million and globally, over 100 million shoe boxes have now been given to kids in more than 130 countries since 1993.