Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a wonderful outreach project for small groups, families or individuals. This has always been a favorite ministry activity for my kids. And it’s easy to do.


For those who don’t know, Operation Christmas Child involves filling shoe boxes with various items and sending them throughout the world. This ministry is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, and it’s impact continues to be far reaching. Learn more at their website.

Some of the items typically placed in the shoe boxes:

  • Toys
  • Hygiene items
  • Personal notes
  • School supplies
  • Candy
  • Miscellaneous items

    Not only do you get to share practical items, but the shoe boxes open up opportunities to share the Gospel.

    National Collection Week is November 12-19. So there is still time to put a box together and take to the drop-off points listed on the website. The website will take you through each step to build your box. You can pick one out of three age groups, and they will suggest the items to put in your box.

    In a future post I will share how you can support some outreach ministries similar to this, but on a more regular basis.

    Please take this opportunity to share any outreach ministries you support or recommend.

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    3 Responses to Operation Christmas Child

    1. Anonymous says:

      I would love to participate in this. From your blog I know it’s too late for this year, but I will start collecting items for the next Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

    2. We did a couple boxes this year. It’s fun picking things to put in it.

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