Operation Christmas Child, also known to many as the Shoebox Project, is an outreach of Samaritan’s Purse.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Many of our parishioners pack shoeboxes every fall, to be distributed worldwide. In addition to the toys and other items children receive in their shoeboxes, they also receive the Good News of Christ.
This is a wonderful ministry that brings great joy to children all over the world. If you have not participated in the past (and even if you have) please take a few minutes to look at some of the videos below, and see the joy on the faces of the children as they open their shoeboxes.
If you are not sure what to put in a shoebox, Uncle Si has some pointers about what NOT to pack. And enjoy some Operation Christmas Child packers as they get into the Christmas spirit.
If you would like to participate, but can’t pack a shoebox,
you can “sponsor” a filled shoebox. Sis Miller will be accepting donations to
fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child until the fourth Sunday in October. If you choose
to fill a Shoebox yourself, please make sure it gets to Sis by that date at the latest. If you want to fill a shoebox, but don't have any empty shoeboxes, please see Sis - she can provide them.
*Courtesy of Samaritan's Purse website