About The Shoebox Challenge

Together, We Are Changing Lives

Samaritan’s Purse and Herschend Family Entertainment began partnering in 2011 with the goal to collect shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Since the Shoebox Challenge started, we have collected 9 million shoeboxes for children in need around the world in support of Operation Christmas Child’s overall collection! Last year, over 1.7 million shoeboxes were collected through this challenge! The shoeboxes you lovingly pack are reaching more than just the children who receive them. They affect their parents and even the local church community as a whole. Together, we are changing lives!

Help us change the lives of millions of families and earn complimentary tickets to participating theme parks and attractions for your church or organization. The 2023 Shoebox Challenge will open for registration in August 2023.