Operation Christmas Child 2021

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Operation Christmas Child begins today!

We will pack shoeboxes to bring HOPE to children globally this Christmas season.

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.

Here's how it works:

  1. Pick up a shoebox provided by Whitewater starting October 24.
  2. A label will be provided that indicates if your shoebox is being packed for a boy or girl and which age category.
  3. Fill the box with Gifts: Select a medium to large "wow" item such as a soccer ball with a pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. Don’t forget to also include a personal note and photo—sometimes these are the child's favorite things to receive!
  4. Drop off the filled shoebox at Whitewater to send your gift by November 14.

If you're part of our Online Campus Community and you want to participate in this project, click here to find out how!

Click here for a list of other suggested gift items and items not allowed.

Click here for FAQs.