Operation Christmas Child 2023

What is Operation Christmas Child?
        The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.

How to Pack a Shoebox

Operation Christmas Child delivers great joy and the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Each box packed full of quality toys, school supplies, and personal care items becomes a tangible expression of God's immense love for the child. For many, it is their first gift ever! Delivered by our local church partners, shoebox gifts provide an opportunity to present the Gospel to boys and girls in a clear, child-friendly way.                

The Greatest Journey

The Greatest Journey is a 12-lesson discipleship course designed for Operation Christmas Child shoebox recipients. Children who participate in the program learn how to follow Christ and share Him with others. As they do, entire families and communities are transformed by the power of the Gospel, and churches are started.  Since 2009, more than 12.5 million children have reported decisions for Christ while taking The Greatest Journey

The Incredible Journey of a Shoebox

It takes about 16,000 volunteers to prepare shoebox gifts for international shipping at the Calgary processing center. These volunteers individually inspect, sort, and ship these shoebox gifts to millions of children around the world. Samaritan’s Purse has a global network of volunteer teams spanning more than 100 countries. These volunteers work to receive the shipments and distribute the shoebox gifts through local churches and Christian partners. After the gift boxes are handed out,  there are more than 210,000 trained volunteer teachers ready to lead students through The Greatest Journey, the discipleship program Samaritan’s Purse offers to children who receive shoebox gifts. Many of these children pray to trust Jesus as their Lord and Savior and then become ambassadors for Christ, sharing their faith with family and friends.

Collection Week is November 13-19

When to drop off your filled Shoebox to Albright

Monday November 13
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday November 14
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday November 15
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday November 16
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday November 17
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday November 18
10:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday November 19

Give a Gift through
Samaritans's Purse
This Christmas

Bless a loved one this Christmas by giving a gift
 in their name to help those in need.

Volunteer with Operation Christmas Child

If you'd like to be a part of the team this year, we'd love to help you get involved.
Fill out the form below and we'll contact you.