Skip to content
News Around the World
Published on 09 December, 2004

Millions of shoeboxes are on their way to needy children worldwide.

International (MNN) — Some 7-million needy children around the world will be receiving special Christmas presents this year, delivered in shoeboxes.

The world’s largest international Christmas project, Operation Christmas Child is airlifting nearly 200-thousand shoeboxes from locations in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Denver, Colorado, this week with the help of two of the world’s largest airplanes.

Huge rallies, held today and Tuesday, gathered thousands of kids who helped hand-pack the shoeboxes to celebrate the send-off of the gifts. Each box is filled with little gifts of love and comfort, and sent to children who are victims of war, persecution, poverty and terror in places like Beslan, Sudan and Colombia.

A project of Samaritan’s Purse, the hand-delivered shoeboxes bring joy, hope and the love of Christ to needy children in 95 countries. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has given out more than 31-million shoeboxes to kids in more than 120 countries on 6 continents. They use whatever means necessary to hand-deliver the shoeboxes to needy children around the world, and with it, display the love of Christ through simple shoebox gifts.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse, go to their website at

Leave a Reply

Today's Audio:


Related News

Featured Mission Trip

Land of Our Fathers - 04/22/2014

Location: Middle East
Two thousand years ago, the gospel began to spread from the Land of our Fathers to the world. Today, more than 11 million people live in the region; however, there are only roughly 3,500 who claim to be evangelical Christians. The body of Christ in the Holy Land, this tiny minority within a minority, has...
Find Out More About This Trip JFPWord_logo copy
  • Mobile Ad 1

    Get Casting Crowns new CD Thrive today
  • Mobile Ad 2

    Get your free prayer guide
  • Mobile Ad 3

  • Get Casting Crowns Thrive CD here.
  • Get your free prayer guide