Where do Christmas shoeboxes go?

Where do Christmas shoeboxes go?

How do shoebox gifts impact local economies? The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide local churches who are our ministry partners around the world with shoebox gifts as a way to reach children in their communities. For many children, this is the first gift they will ever receive.

What age group is most needed for Operation Christmas Child 2021?

For those of you asking what gender and age we receive the least shoebox gifts for, the answer is boys ages 10-14. Check out our Pinterest board for this age group to get ideas on what you can pack!

What’s wrong with Samaritan’s Purse?

So what is the issue? The main issue is around accusations that shoeboxes are used by Samaritans Purse to convert children to their particular branch of Christianity. Donors fill shoeboxes with toys, which are then sent to children in developing countries.

Is Samaritan’s Purse trustworthy?

Independent charity watchdog, Charity Navigator, has rated Samaritan’s Purse with four out of a possible four stars. They also earned an overall score of 98.23 out of 100 for its financial disclosure and accountability.

How many shoeboxes were in 2020?

In 2020 you lovingly packed 265,975 shoebox gifts for children in nine countries across Eastern Europe, Africa and Central Asia!

How many drop off locations for shoeboxes are there across the country?

There are more than 270,000 volunteers in the United States alone that help with collecting, shipping, and distributing shoeboxes. There are nearly 5,000 drop off locations in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with many in Lee County.

Can you put sweets in shoebox appeal?

DO NOT INCLUDE Toothpaste, sweets, lotions and liquids; used or damaged items; war-related items; seeds, gum, chocolate or food items; religious or political literature; medicines, aerosol cans, sharp or fragile items. Items packed from this list will be removed from shoeboxes. Read more about this process.

Can you put Bibles in Operation Christmas Child boxes?

Many of you wonder if you can put Bibles and other Gospel literature in your shoe box gifts. Gospel booklets in the children’s native languages are distributed alongside most of the shoe box gifts. Check out the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief to help make this possible.

What percentage of donations go to Samaritan’s Purse?


Element Percentage
Administrative 5.30%
Fundraising 7.70%
Program 86.90%

How much does the CEO of Samaritan’s Purse make?

CEOs at the top 50 U.S. charities, including Samaritan’s Purse, earn in the $350,000 to $450,000 range, which makes Graham’s $622,000 salary from his aid organization alone about 40 percent to 50 percent higher than average, according to a Forbes story.

What is Franklin Graham salary?

$622,252 annually
According to 2014 data, Graham is the highest paid Samaritan’s Purse employee at $622,252 annually and leads other charities in compensation.

What is the salary of the CEO of Samaritan’s Purse?

The 13 most highly compensated employees were: $722,403: William Franklin Graham, III, Chairman, President and CEO. $349,108: Phyllis Payne, Board Member, Assistant Secretary, VP-CA.