Clayton Church Honored For 10 Years Of Helping Children Through Global Christmas Project

The Church at Clayton Crossings has been recognized for its service to children in need around the world. For more than 10 years, The Church at Clayton Crossings has served as a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child. Each year, the Samaritan’s Purse project delivers millions of gift-filled shoeboxes to children affected by war, disaster, disease, poverty and famine.

“Without the generosity of ministry partners like The Church at Clayton Crossings, Samaritan’s Purse could not reach millions of children around the world with the Gospel. We are thrilled to honor The Church at Clayton Crossings for 10 years of service and partnership with Operation Christmas Child,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse.

More than 90,000 churches and groups in the United States partner with Operation Christmas Child to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to millions of children in need. Nearly 5,000 of those churches serve as drop-off locations for the project. Through Operation Christmas Child, children, families and groups fill shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items—creating gifts that can make a life-changing difference in the hearts of children around the world.

The Church at Clayton Crossings is looking forward to collecting shoeboxes again this year with Operation Christmas Child during the project’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12 – 19.

Morning distribution at Heaven’s Kingdom Christian School in San Lorenzo

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, visit Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.