We encourage both congregational and community members to pack shoeboxes with simple gifts each November, but also to collect gifts and craft year round for unique, meaningful items to add to boxes. You can utilize your own special talents to guide crafters, assist others in packing boxes online if they cannot get out to shop, spread the word of our project to friends and neighbors, participate in a local parade to raise awareness for OCC, or deliver boxes to the local collection site.
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.
This mission is one of loving, giving and discipleship, which can make a critical difference in the life of a child.