All Big Blue Marble Academy locations are participating in Operation Christmas Child (OCC). A project of Samaritan’s Purse, OCC will deliver these shoebox gifts to children overseas living in extreme poverty or affected by war, disease and natural disaster.
Through this project, we are collecting school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, such as a doll or soccer ball. For many of the children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 146 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories.
One of our own students, recently adopted from Latvia, shares her story and how OCC had an impact on her as a young child.
Each center will host a packing party where parents and children can come together to transform this empty shoebox into gifts of hope.
If you’d like to donate items or participate in your center’s packing party event, please contact your local Big Blue Marble Academy.
Click here for Ideas of Items to Donate.