Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. These simple gifts are shipped outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

Grace Lutheran Church is supporting this mission by offering shoeboxes to fill.  They are available at the church and should be returned by November 24, 2019. If you would like to make a donation to help defray shipping costs, please make checks payable to Samaritan’s Purse.

Packing instructions, along with gift suggestions, are available by clicking the link below.

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

Shoebox gifts are a way to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.