Operation Christmas Child is a program, through Samaritan’s Purse, that collects shoeboxes filled with items such as toys, school supplies, and hygiene items and distributes them to underprivileged children throughout the world. It also spreads the Gospel to these children, many of whom have never heard the story of Jesus before.
Since 1993, over 188 million shoeboxes have been distributed in more than 170 countries. Ascension has collected over 1,500 shoeboxes since we first started participating in this program in 2013.
- Kick-off this year is October 23rd (Shoeboxes will be available in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall starting on October 23rd.)
- Last day to turn in your shoeboxes is November 20th .
- Our goal this year is 205 boxes!
– Not sure of how to pack a shoebox? Click on the link below for step-by-step instructions on how to pack your shoebox: HOW TO PACK A SHOEBOX
– For suggestions on what types of things to put in your shoebox, click here: PACKING ITEMS
– Would you rather pack a shoebox online? Ascension has a Goal Page setup for packing
shoeboxes where we keep track of how many were packed online. The goal is 30 boxes. For
only $25, you can pack a shoebox online in minutes. Here is the link to pack your shoebox
Still looking for additional information? Contact Bob Marcellus by emailing him at email@example.com or check out the Samaritan’s Purse website at: Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child