If you’re looking for a small way to give back this holiday season, Operation Christmas Child may be the answer for you. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse of which Rev. Franklin Graham is president. The non-profit Samaritan’s Purse started in 1970 and Operation Christmas Child began in 1993. The program uses gift-filled shoe boxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Since 1993, more than 135 million gift-filled shoe boxes have been collected and delivered to children in more than 150 countries and territories.November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..