Right now, gift-filled shoeboxes from across Canada are streaming into our Operation Christmas Child processing center in Calgary—and it’s a celebration! Why? Because every shoebox counts! Every gift represents an opportunity to tell a child about God’s love. It’s the gift of the Gospel, the story of Jesus Christ.
If you or someone you know didn’t get a chance to pack a shoebox this year, it’s not too late to pack shoebox gifts online!
Your gifts will reach boys and girls with the Good News in some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous regions. Yusif* is a pastor in a war-torn country. Children in his region are in desperate need—materially and spiritually—after years of military conflict. Yusif and his team wanted to bring these boys and girls hope through Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.
The children received the shoeboxes with great joy, and 15 of them enrolled in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson discipleship course. Through the classes, the lives of the children were transformed as they learned how much God loves them. They then began sharing Christ with their families and friends.
The outreach went so well that Yusif and his team hosted several other festive events in other conflict zones where boys and girls are in need—and even more lives have been transformed by the power of the Gospel. We praise God for how he works through you. Thank you for your heart for children around the world!
*Name changed for security
Please donate $10 for every shoebox you prepare. Your donations will help cover project costs, including shipping (make one combined donation for multiple shoeboxes). Consider making an additional donation to help Samaritan's Purse go beyond the shoebox and expand assistance to children, their families, and their communities. Samaritan's Purse does not provide receipts for the value of gift items included in a shoebox.