Saco Bay Community Church is privileged to be a Shoebox Collection Center for Operation Christmas Child for York County. In our fourth year (2019) as a Collection Center, we received 676 shoeboxes during National Collection Week! These boxes are filled by individuals in our community, church and civic groups from all over York County, and the members of BBC.
The Maine West Group of Collection Centers received 11,806 shoeboxes in 2018! Praise God!
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 168 million shoeboxes to children in over 160 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.Samaritan’s Purse, 2019