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Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest children's Christmas project, run by the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse. We have been sending gift-filled shoeboxes around the world since 1990, bringing joy and the hope of Jesus Christ into the lives of over 100 million underprivileged children.

The faith of a child … starts with a shoebox

The Greatest Journey discipleship programme, which is freely offered to children after they receive an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift, teaches them about salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.  Each child in a discipleship class receives a free 12-lesson booklet when they enrol for the course.

Since the programme began in 2009, 1,710,993 children have enrolled, 665,332 children have confirmed ‘decisions for Christ’ and 711,088 children have committed to pray for/share their faith with family and friends.


We are working to give every child receiving a shoebox from someone in the UK the opportunity to take The Greatest Journey, free of charge, with no strings attached.  For more information, please visit www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/the-greatest-journey

It starts with a shoebox, through Operation Christmas Child.

For more information on how YOU can participate in Operation Christmas Child this year, please go to www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/getting-started .  If you want to involve friends and family members in this amazing programme, check out our wide range of free resources and promotional materials to support you here.


Operation Christmas Child involves filling a shoebox with gifts, is a simple concept that sends a tangible demonstration of God's love to a needy child overseas. This project engages churches, businesses and schools alike across the UK, and sends hundreds of thousands of gift filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children around the world through our local church partners.

Complete the form below to be sent information about how you can help us reach children around the world through Operation Christmas Child

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