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Operation Christmas Child

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and the most wonderful time to give. This year Operation Christmas Child celebrated a historic milestone: 200 million shoebox gifts packed since the project began.

During a celebration event, Franklin Graham shared how Operation Christmas Child began in 1993 when he received a call from a man in England asking his help on behalf of children in war-torn Bosnia. The Englishman specifically asked for shoeboxes filled with gifts to deliver to these boys and girls at Christmas. A simple invitation to give, birthed an incredible ministry that continues to share the love and hope of Jesus! This year, 683 shoeboxes were dropped off at Your Celebration Radio Network, one of OCC’s official collection locations.

Thanks for all you do to make the love of Christ known to all the world, especially through a simple shoebox gift!

To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, go to

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