Operation Christmas Child's 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.
- Since 1993, Samaritan's Purse has delivered more than 146 million shoeboxes to more than 160 countries.
- 14 in every 100 children who receive a shoebox become Christians. Many go home and spread the Good News to their family members.
- Education is often advanced because of the school supplies given in the shoeboxes.