Senior Project - Gr12

Operation Christmas Child

My name is Zara, and for my senior project this year, I will be bringing Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan’s Purse to Calgary Christian High School!

Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide mission to bring God’s Word to children in underdeveloped nations and nations in conflict through the gift of Christmas. The mission is to fill up a Samaritan’s Purse shoebox with essential items and toys for the age group of your choice, bringing Jesus to communities who may have never heard of Him. Samaritan’s Purse partners with churches and schools globally to bring the joy of Christmas to young kids, and last year over 9 million boxes were collected and distributed. Through partnering with the CCS community, I believe that we will be able to reach our goal of donating 20 shoeboxes to Samaritan’s Purse this year, but we need your help! The Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available in Ms.Wolff’s room for pick-up and drop-off, and will need to be dropped-off and ready at the school no later than December 1st.

However, if you would still like to participate but don’t have the time to go shopping, a virtual option is available as well. Each box goes to a child in need, so I highly encourage including a personalized note within each of your shoeboxes. This can be done at home or in Ms.Wolff’s classroom during a designated FAST block.

The boxes travel a long way and cross many borders, which means that they need to fit a certain criteria. Please DO NOT include candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Need help knowing what to put in your Samaritan’s Purse shoebox? Check out the checklists linked below:  

To fill up a Samaritan’s Purse shoebox online, visit:

Looking to volunteer at the Operation Christmas Child Calgary Processing Centre? Visit: 

To learn more about the initiative, visit: