Operation Christmas Child’s 200 millionth shoebox will be delivered to child in Ukraine
November 25, 2022 | North Carolina
Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child will deliver its 200 millionth shoebox filled with toys this season to a child in Ukraine after nearly three decades of partnering with churches to deliver Christmas gifts and the Gospel to over 170 countries.
The Christian missionary program, which partners with churches throughout the U.S., Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada and South Korea to deliver shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children in countries suffering from war, disease, poverty and disaster, expects to deliver the milestone gift-filled shoebox shortly after Christmas to Ukraine.
Since the organization’s founding by evangelist Franklin Graham in 1993, more than 198 million children in over 170 countries and territories have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. Last year, the program collected around 10 million shoeboxes in the U.S. and about a million from its affiliate groups…. (Excerpt from The Christian Post)