Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a project of The Samaritan's Purse. OCC collects shoebox gifts that will be delivered to children in need around the world to show God's love. These shoebox gifts are filled with toys, school supplies, clothing and hygiene items.
In 2019, OCC collected over 10.5 million shoeboxes. This means millions of children in over 100 countries will also get the chance to hear about God's love for the first time.
Let's start packing! We have shoeboxes ready for you to pickup! You can also go online and build your own. Yes, for a suggested donation of $25 (includes processing fees) , you can build your shoebox online. There's no more excuse not to pack one! Here are all the ways you can help this year.
1. Pack a shoebox yourself
2. Donate items for the shoeboxes
3. Help with processing costs ($9/box)
4. Build a box online (click on the picture on the left to start)
5. Serve at a collection site during National Collections Week (Nov 16-23)
6. Volunteer at a processing center
Shoebox DOs and DON'Ts