Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.
Shoe boxes full of gifts can bring happiness for a moment—but introducing young hearts to Jesus is our ultimate goal. Your prayers are needed to help bring these precious children and their families to the Lord.
Together with you and the more than 100,000 dedicated volunteers in the U.S., we are able to share the love of Jesus Christ and the joy of Christmas with millions of boys and girls. There are several ways you can partner with us:
MAKE THE BIGGEST IMPACT BY VOLUNTEERING YEAR-ROUND
Dedicated volunteers work year-round to promote and pray for Operation Christmas Child. Teams of people are coming together around the country to serve in the specific areas of prayer, church relations, community relations, media relations, and shoe box collection. Opportunities are available to use your gifts in these areas. To volunteer year-round with Operation Christmas Child, go to the Volunteer Interest Form.
SERVE AT A COLLECTION SITE DURING NATIONAL COLLECTION WEEK
An exciting way for groups and individuals to serve the Lord through Operation Christmas Child is to volunteer at one of our collection sites. Opportunities to volunteer are available during National Collection Week.
INSPECT AND PREPARE SHOE BOX GIFTS AT A PROCESSING CENTER
Millions of lives will be touched by shoe box gifts collected this year. Each precious gift is carefully inspected and prepared for overseas shipment by caring people like you. Opportunities to volunteer in Processing Centers around the United States are available in November and December. Volunteers in the Processing Center must be at least 13 years of age or older.
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