Samaritan’s Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian humanitarian organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work. The organization’s president is Franklin Graham, son of Christian evangelist Billy Graham.
Since 1973, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver gifts and share the life changing good news of Jesus Christ.
As shoebox gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoebox gift, children also receive the greatest gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language.
Their shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received. The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and gives them an opportunity to experience the love of God.