Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
FBC Plaquemine collects these boxes and distributes them to a local distribution location. At our church, you can receive a box and are able to package it with toys and other essentials as a demonstration of God's love in a tangible gift.
For more information about Samaritan's Purse, as well as recommendations on other items to pack, view the link here.