‘Operation Christmas Child’ Makes Sure Every Child’s Presence is Felt

For any of you counting, there are only 69 more days until Christmas.

The Samaritan’s Purse “Operation Christmas Child” is starting its Christmas program.

It’s handing out shoe boxes for this season but they’re not your average shoe box.

They include toys, hygiene products, school supplies and more.

The Samaritan’s Purse has been operating for 25 years.

They’ve shared more than 157 million boxes with children in more than 150 countries.

“These items are so valuable to these kids. I’ve seen a child open the box, take out one item and give me the box back because they didn’t realize the entire box was for them. Many of these children have never received a gift in their lives, so this is our way to let these kids know that they are not forgotten and that God loves them,” says area coordinator, Laura O’Connor.

You can pack a shoebox or donate individual items.

To find a drop-off location near you, visit here.

Collections are November 12-19.