Operation Christmas Child Videos


OCC 2019 Campaign Film

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, brings Good News and great joy to children around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes.



Rebeca’s Shoebox Story

Former shoebox recipient Rebeca shares about the long lasting impact that receiving a shoebox gift has had on her life.


Rebeca Returns to Romania

Former shoebox recipient Rebeca shares about the long lasting impact that receiving a shoebox gift has had on her life.


Shoebox online


Build a shoebox online and we will pack and send it for you. It’s quick, simple and fun!


The Impact of a Shoebox


Every shoebox gift matters! Watch this very special message—to you—from shoebox recipients around the world.


Why UK schools love packing shoebox gifts

Ballykelly Primary School share how they used the fun of a school-wide competition to collect over 100 shoeboxes, and encourage others to do the same.


Using His Talents for Joy

Cardiff toymaker Ted Bird shares how he uses his woodworking skills to spread God’s love.


The Importance of Prayer

Prayer is key to every part of Operation Christmas Child. Join with us in praying for each child who receives a shoebox gift that they may know God’s love for them and hear the Good News of Jesus.


More than a Shoebox

You can be a part of what God is doing in these communities through Operation Christmas Child. Individual students, youth groups, student organisations and schools all can get involved in this life-changing effort.


2018 Campaign film: Natalia’s Story

Growing up in a remote village in Moldova, Natalia faced many challenges and felt lonely at school. She shares how receiving a shoebox gift was the start of a very special journey for her and her family during the toughest of times.


2017 Campaign film – Shoebox Joy in Zimbabwe

Watch our 2017 film to see how God is using shoebox gifts to transform lives around the world.


Operation Christmas Child: Hope Returns to Liberia

Watch as we go back to Liberia after the horrific effects of Ebola meant we were unable to distribute shoebox gifts in 2014 or 2015. You can see the joy with which children in remote areas received their long awaited shoeboxes.


Church Collection Centres

Run a pop-up shoebox collection centre in your church … Get to know your local community in a fun, twofold mission activity the whole church can join in.


Volunteer Year-Round – Media Team

Discover how you can serve year-round with Operation Christmas Child and be part of a team that works to keep your local media outlets and supporters updated on Operation Christmas Child events and news.


Volunteer Year-Round – Church Relations

Learn more about volunteering with Operation Christmas Child year-round, through building relationships with your local churches.


Volunteer Year-Round – Leading

Do you have a gift for leadership? Find out more about how you can be involved with Operation Christmas Child year-round, through providing leadership in your local area.


Volunteer Year-Round – Prayer

Be inspired with this short film overview of one of the ways you can get involved in Operation Christmas Child year-round, through coordinating prayer in your local area.


The Journey of a Shoebox

Want to know the incredible journey of a shoebox? Keep watching!


Shoeboxes For Refugees

Samaritan’s Purse, through Operation Christmas Child distribute shoeboxes to children living in refugee camps after they were forced to leave their homes by civil war.



‘WOW’ is the same in many languages! Enjoy the reactions of this precious group as they open their shoebox gifts.


The Impact of Operation Christmas Child

See the impact your shoeboxes can have through Operation Christmas Child and share this video with your friends, family, church congregation and colleagues.


Give a GO box to a friend…

Our preprinted flat pack shoeboxes are a great way to share Operation Christmas Child with your friends, family or group and encourage them to get involved.


Hanging in the Balances

From one church to another – Harvest Church sees how the shoebox gifts they pack in Hampshire enable local church partners in Swaziland to reach out to children in their community.


Shoeboxes Filled with Love Change Lives in Ukraine




WOW – Boys in Trinidad react to shoebox gifts




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