Operation Christmas Child is a project sponsored and supported by Samaritan’s Purse. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 178 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories. Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts – filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items – and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way.


In November of each year, ESBC participates in the Operation Christmas Child by collecting filled shoeboxes as well as items to go in shoeboxes at our annual packing party. Details about our collection drive and packing party will be provided later this year.  For more information on Operation Christmas Child, you can visit their web site at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child or contact Mary Arrowood at maryarrowood@charter.net.