About Samaritan’s Purse
Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization. It was founded in 1970 by Bob Pierce and later, after Pierce’s death in 1978, it was led by Franklin Graham, the son of the well-known evangelist Billy Graham. The organization is named after the New Testament parable of the Good Samaritan, which is told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. This parable, about a Samaritan who helps a person in need whom others had passed by, reflects the mission and philosophy of the organization.
About Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization. Launched in 1993, this project focuses on bringing joy and hope to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. These shoeboxes are not just simple gifts, but symbols of love and the spirit of Christmas for millions of children who might otherwise go without during the holiday season.