Every year during the holidays Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that provides aid to people in need as a key part of Christian missionary work, launches their worldwide project Operation Christmas Child. This is where local volunteers across the nation encourage their community to donate a shoe box full of small Christmas gifts to give to poor children around the world.
National Drop-Off Day November 16-23. That's about it! If you'd like to
track your shoe box and want to know what child/children receive them, just donate $7 online and receive a tracking label. Attach the label to your shoe box, and
Samaritan's Purse will track it for you and send you an email about the country where your box will be delivered and much more.
Operation Christmas Child is an international Christian relief organization headed by Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham. Every year they organize a yearly event which provides a shoe box personally filled with small toys, necessity items, school supplies, candy and photographs to be sent to underprivileged children in more than 90 countries.
If your church, group or organization would like to help, shoe boxes are available. For more information or questions contact the Operation Christmas Child SWLA Area Coordinator, James Groves, at (337) 405-9022 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year SWLA residents donated more 30,000 shoe box gifts to Operation Christmas Child. Have a shoe box packing party at your home, church or office and let's double that number this year!