Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse.

Visit the Operation Christmas Child website.

Many churches and organizations participate in Operation Christmas Child each year. National Collection Week is November 12- 19.


Did you know you can pack and send an Operation Christmas Child box anytime of the year?

This is a great option if the holiday season moves past too quickly or if funds are not available during the holidays. Anyone for a family service Christmas in July or a February Valentine?

There are drop off centers all over the nation. Search for a location near you. Or you can mail your box to Samaritan’s Purse Headquarters the address is Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, 801 Bamboo Rd., Boone, NC 28607.


How else can you make Operation Christmas Child a Family Activity?

  • Read Operation Christmas Child Stories from the field together.
  • If you pay $7.00 online to cover the shipping cost, the shipping bar code will be connected to your email address. This allows you to  track which country your shoe box will be delivered too. More information here.
  • Read as a family about the complete journey of a shoe box.
  •  Talk about how shoe box gifts travel by truck, boat, plane, bicycle, helicopter, donkey, dogsled, elephant and even oxen! [Samaritan’s Purse]
  • Read about how to pack a shoe box.
  • Follow my friend Diane Harvey’s Pinboard all about Operation Christmas Child. You will find a ton of great links for ideas of what to pack as well as awesome photographs.

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