Students packed 250 boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Our entire student body packed nearly 200 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Our students donated all of the items they packed and created encouraging notes for  the children that will receive these gifts.

Operation Christmas Child is one of many outreach programs through Samaritan's Purse, a non-denomination Christian organization that gives aid to the world's poor, sick and suffering since 1970.

Our students from all grades brought in gifts such as toys, games, art supplies and hygiene items to pack into shoeboxes to mail to children in more than 100 countries. In less than an hour, the students selected from the donated items to pack 200 boxes, personalizing each for a boy or a girl in a specific age range.

The boxes are sent to a processing center where work stops each hour for a few minutes for volunteers to pray for the children who will receive the gifts.

Pastors around the world host shoebox distributions in places where people may not know Christ, according to Samaritan's Purse. "Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients." states the Samaritan's Purse website.