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Gifts-In-Kind Opportunities

Businesses and organizations can have worldwide impact simply by donating some of their products and services to Samaritan’s Purse. Our Operation Christmas Child project relies on the generosity of corporations to ensure that the shoebox gifts we send to boys and girls in need overseas are packed full of things they will enjoy. These gifts-in-kind replace any used, damaged, or harmful objects we receive in gift-filled shoeboxes. Regardless of the size of the donation, God uses these tangible expressions of His love to transform the lives of children, their families, and their communities.

Every dollar saved through donations, means another dollar we can direct to other vital ministry activities. These activities include equipping overseas partners with training and follow-up resources, providing secure transportation in shoebox receiving countries, and more.

It’s Easy to Give Back Through In-Kind Donations

Donating items to Operation Christmas Child allows significant tax dedications and allow you to clear out large quantities of excess inventory (over-stock, discontinued, misprinted, unsalable items) that you currently pay to store or throw away). Donations also allow you to prevent discontinued product from entering the domestic market (all shoebox gift items are distributed overseas).

You can also donate services such as transportation. Thousands of shoeboxes are collected at drop-off locations, and we have to move those shoeboxes to a processing center to be sorted and shipped.

The list below includes more suggestions for items and services you can donate.

Needed Donation Items

Click on the categories for more information.

  • Toys
  • School Supplies
  • Hospitality Supplies
  • Warehouse Supplies
  • Clothing and Accessories
  • Transportation
  • Non-liquid Hygiene Items
  • Machinery
  • Advertising
  • Promotions
  • Printing
  • Other

Your donation will make a difference in the lives of children and families in need all over the world.

Contact Us About Gifts-In-Kind

Email occ@samaritan.ca or give us a call at 1-800-303-1269 to see how you can get involved.


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