What is OCC?
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. Samaritan's Purse ships 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. Operation Christmas Child is just one way our church community can reach out, minister, and influence the globe for Christ.
Samaritan's Purse asks for a $9 per shoebox donation to cover shipping expenses. As the hands and feet of Christ, it is our duty to ensure our church community is able to ship shoeboxes without burdening Samaritan's Purse and their overall goal of spreading the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ in a child-friendly way. We have set a goal for sending out a specific amount shoeboxes, which means we need to fundraise!
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