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What is the goal of Operation Christmas Child?

What is the goal of Operation Christmas Child?

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.

How did Operation Christmas Child get started?

During the summer of 1993, Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham received a call from a man in England asking his help on behalf of children in Bosnia who were suffering because of a brutal civil war. The Englishman specifically asked for shoeboxes filled with gifts to deliver to these little ones at Christmas.

How much should you spend on Operation Christmas Child?

What is the $9 suggested donation per box? The $9 per shoebox is a suggested donation. This amount is critical to cover project costs involved in collecting, processing, and shipping your shoebox gifts to over 100 countries.

Who started the Operation Christmas Child?

Franklin Graham
Robert Pierce
Samaritan’s Purse/Founders

What age group is most needed for Operation Christmas Child?

For those of you asking what gender and age we receive the least shoebox gifts for, the answer is boys ages 10-14. Check out our Pinterest board for this age group to get ideas on what you can pack!

What can you not bring to Operation Christmas Child?

Items that should not be included in your shoebox:

  • Used or damaged items.
  • War-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures.
  • Chocolate or food, including candy – due to customs regulations.
  • Seeds.
  • Liquids or lotions – these can spill and get all over the other items.
  • Medications or vitamins.

Can you put Bibles in Operation Christmas Child boxes?

Many of you wonder if you can put Bibles and other Gospel literature in your shoe box gifts. Gospel booklets in the children’s native languages are distributed alongside most of the shoe box gifts. Check out the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief to help make this possible.

Is shoebox one word or two?

shoebox ​Definitions and Synonyms

singular shoebox
plural shoeboxes

Can you put toothpaste in Operation Christmas Child?

Make-your-own crafts – add your personal touch. Non-liquid hygiene items – bar soap, toothbrush, washcloths. Do not send toothpaste though 🙂 Clothing accessories – tops, shoes, socks, hair bows, gloves, scarves.

What organization is responsible for Operation Christmas Child?

Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse.

What is the mission of the Christmas Box?

Our mission is simple: Every child deserves a childhood. The Christmas Box Hope Tree was created and donated to the Salt Lake City Christmas Box House to represent the 125,000 children who have been protected and served by The Christmas Box International over the last 25 years. Click here to learn more.

Who is the founder of Operation Christmas Child?

Nearly 575,000 volunteers worldwide—with more than 270,000 of those in the U.S.—are involved in collecting, shipping and distributing shoebox gifts. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.

Why is the Christmas party so important to people?

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How can I donate to Operation Christmas Child?

Families and church groups can participate in broader ways by hosting shoe box packing parties. Even if you don’t have time to shop for and pack a shoe box gift, you can build a shoe box online for a suggested donation of $25. Parents can also use Operation Christmas child as a unique way to teach their kids about giving at Christmas.