Samaritan's Purse: Operation Christmas Child

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.

What is RHPC doing to help?

RHPC's Mission Team set a goal of 100 shoeboxes in 2019. All throughout the year, they have been shopping for sales and bulk rates. In doing so, they were able to take the average cost of $20/shoebox down to approximately $10/shoebox.

When we pack our shoeboxes in October, all boxes will include:

  • a "wow" item - boys will receive soccer balls/pump/extra needle, girls will most likely have a Barbie or doll
  • a small stuffed animal
  • a Christian themed coloring book
  • a pencil case containing crayons, erasers, scissors, pencils, pencil sharpeners, and a composition book
  • a hygiene bag containing soap, a washcloth, barrettes for girls, combs, and a toothbrush
  • sunglasses
  • flip flops
  • plastic silverware
  • cross necklace

If donations allow, each shoebox will also contain:

  • a water bottle
  • socks
  • underwear

How can I help?

Contribute items for our boxes

  • boys socks size S or M (we need 10)
  • boys underwear all sizes (we need 50)
  • girls underwear size 10 or 14 (we need 25)
  • water bottles (100)
  • scissors (60)
  • pencil sharpeners (20)
  • girl "wow" items (20) - Barbies, dolls, games, craft and sewing kits
  • Band-Aids

Contribute Financially

Any contributions will be used to purchase needed items or pack more shoeboxes.

Come to our Packing Party

This will be on October 9th at 6 pm and is always a lot of fun as we get the shoeboxes packed and ready. Dinner is provided!

Pack Shoeboxes With Your Family

You are always welcome to pack your own shoeboxes with the family to send to Samaritan's Purse!