Operation Christmas Child

Celebrating 27 years of fulfilling the Great Commission!


Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 178 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories, 23.3 million children in the OCC follow-up discipleship course “The Greatest Journey” since 2009, and 11.2 million decisions for Christ since 2009. To God be the glory!

We’re going virtual for 2020!

Hey, Colonial, we’re going virtual for 2020. Bless Children Around the World Without Leaving Home! Now more than ever, children need Good News and Great Joy! You can give boys and girls in need a tangible expression of God’s love through a gift-filled shoebox packed from your computer or handheld device. In just a few clicks, you can select toys and other fun items to include as well as a letter and photo to delight the heart of a child. After Samaritan’s Purse packs and ships shoeboxes like yours overseas, local believers share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children as they distribute them. As a result, families are reached, new churches are started, and communities are transformed. It all begins with you. Build a shoebox or two online today and help us reach our goal of 2,020 gift-filled shoeboxes this year!




Help us meet our God-Sized goal of reaching 2,020 boys & girls worldwide with the love of Jesus through OCC gift-filled shoeboxes. Also, the $25 fee per box includes the $9 shipping fee! #lovegenerously 

Shoebox Distribution/Collection

Due to the pandemic, and to limit touchpoints, we will not be distributing/collecting shoeboxes on-site this year. Feel free, however, to pack your own gift-filled shoeboxes in person, using a standard size shoebox or a 6qt plastic box. You will need to deliver them to a local drop-off site between November 16-23. Learn about drop-off sites and how to pack your own, in-person, gift-filled shoeboxes HERE


Also, please be sure to let Glenn Menke know how many gift-filled shoeboxes you packed and delivered to a local OCC drop-off site so that we can include your box #’s in Colonial’s overall count. Thanks!


Contact Glenn Menke, Colonial’s Lead Operation Christmas Child Coordinator, HERE