operation-christmas-child2The Amazing Journey of a Simple Shoebox Gift



From children to seniors, OCC is a project the whole church can participate in year round. We pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. We have already begun to collect items to put in boxes. And volunteers are already at work packing boxes. Our goal this year is 700 boxes. To become involved contact our Missions Director, Sharon Dumas.


Our boxes will be delivered to a drop-off location the third week in November.


Thousands of volunteers  annually inspect and prepare shoeboxes for international shipping. Every hour work stops for a few minutes to pray for the children who will receive the boxes.


OCCmongolia_shoe_box_distribution5Worldwide Distribution

Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.

Outreach Events

Pastors around the world host shoebox distributions in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients.

Discipleship & Multiplication

As a result of what they learn in The Greatest Journey, boys and girls grow in Christ and share with friends and family. The students also invite others to their graduations where the Gospel is shared. This often brings parents, siblings, and friends to accept Christ and become active members in the local church. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started, and communities are transformed.

It all starts with you!
Join what God’s doing and pack a shoebox.