Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational Christian organisation, started in 1970 and now giving help in Jesus’ name to those in need – regardless of who they are – in over 100 countries around the world. Working alongside local churches they not only share the gospel of Jesus Christ, but also give physical help in some of the most difficult places on earth. This help comes in many forms such as providing all kinds of disaster relief following man made or natural disasters, giving access to clean water and sanitation, healthcare, schooling, and care for widows and orphans.
Since 1990 Samaritan’s Purse has also been responsible for Operation Christmas Child. This concept is to cover an empty shoebox and fill it with gifts to send as a tangible demonstration of God’s love to a needy child aged between 2 and 14. Nearly 1 million boxes are sent each year from the UK and some of these are from CCC!