Important COVID-19 Updates

The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted everyday life in some way for nearly everyone on the planet. Yet, Samaritan’s Purse continues to share the eternal hope of the Gospel and to serve in Jesus’ Name.

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, delivers shoeboxes—filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys—to children worldwide. Through a volunteer network across the U.S., the project plans to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 16–23, 2020. Shoebox donors can find their nearest Drop-Off Locations by early November.

Looking forward to the coming season, the ministry is monitoring local, state, and national guidelines and making adjustments to help protect the health of everyone involved in collecting and processing shoebox gifts.

One convenient and personal way to give shoebox gifts directly from home is to build a shoebox online. You make it your own by choosing from a list of gifts then adding a letter and a photo. Operation Christmas Child will pack it for you and send it off.

Important COVID-19 Updates is the best way to stay informed and to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 178 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.