Samaritan’s Purse asks local residents to send a message to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child, a project that sends shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items to children in need.
Drop-off locations have closed, but community members can still pack shoeboxes online in the global Christmas project. These gifts go to some of the hardest-to-reach areas in the world, according to a Samaritan’s Purse news release.
Browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender. Then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.