Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child
Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit, Christian organisation providing emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the physical needs of victims of war, famine, natural disaster, poverty and disease with the aim of demonstrating God’s love and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The aid and assistance are given without regard to the race, creed, gender, religion or ethnicity of the beneficiaries.
Operation Christmas Child is an annual program where members of the public pack a shoe box for a child in need. The shoe boxes are packed with both essential and non-essential items including something to wear, something to play with, something for school, something to love, something special and something for personal hygiene. Shoe boxes are then delivered around the world where the shoe box could be the first gift a child who opens it has ever received.