What is Operation Christmas Child?

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993 Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 168 million shoeboxes to children in over 160 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
At South we are blessed to be a part of this ministry. We collect items throughout the year and as a church family we will have a packing party and pray for each box we pack.
Don’t forget about shipping costs! Each box cost $9 to ship. You may donate any time through the offering by designating for OCC!