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US Donors Collect School Supplies for Children Around the World

US Donors Collect School Supplies for Children Around the World – Make a Global Impact with Back-to-School Shopping This Year. Amid the back-to-school sales and shopping sprees, some U.S. shoppers are looking past their own checklist by collecting school supplies for children living in poverty overseas. For some of these children, access to these simple items is essential to an education.

US Donors Collect School Supplies for Children Around the World

hroughout the month, donors across the U.S. are filling empty shoeboxes with school supplies, alongside hygiene items and fun toys. Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, will deliver these shoebox gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

US Donors Collect School Supplies for Children Around the World - Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered shoebox gifts to more than 146 million children in more than 150 countries and territories. (photo: Zimbabwe)

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered shoebox gifts to more than 146 million children in more than 150 countries and territories. (photo: Zimbabwe)

Back-to-school deals allow volunteers to provide even more children the opportunity to receive an education, such as Luis Gonzales, a shoebox recipient raised by a single mother in the ghetto of Panama City, Panama.

“When I was about to enter my first year of school, my family didn’t have the money to buy school supplies,” said Gonzalez. His experience is not uncommon for many children living in poverty. One day, Gonzalez received a gift-filled shoebox from Operation Christmas Child and found it filled with the school supplies he needed. “I am committed to sharing my story to encourage others to pack shoebox gifts, because I know the difference it can make in a child’s life,” said Gonzalez.

More Info

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or to view gift suggestions, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Finally, Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

Press Release from DeMoss & Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child

 

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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