—Operation Christmas Child:

Many people know about the Samaritan's Purse project of packing shoeboxes with gifts for needy children around the world. What many don't know is that Samaritan's Purse is also involved in community development projects that bring water and sanitation to communities who receive those same boxes. Others might not know that shoebox gifts can be sent to Samaritan's Purse outside of the Thanksgiving push for Christmas gifts. Would your class be interested in sponsoring one or more boxes and tracking their delivery around the world? Shoeboxes are delivered along with Bible studies and other ministry options in their respective communities.

  • OCC: Basic information of Operation Christmas Child
  • Packing a shoebox: Packing instructions, lables that can be globally tracked
  • Year Round Shoebox Gifts: Missed a deadline? You can still send shoeboxes year round to Boone for distribution

Resources for further study of Operation Christmas Child:

Microfinance Loans for Microenterprises

Fair Trade Gifts

Community Development Projects

Providing Farm Animals to Families in Need

Operation Christmas Child

Clothing Closet Needs (Lydia's Loft)

Serving Food to the Needy

Adopting Families in Need for Gifts/Food

That "Other" Category

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—Christopher B. Harbin

Theotrek —updated: 20 October 2010

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