Samaritan's Purse is an international Christian relief organization, headquartered in Boone, North Carolina.
The organization was founded in 1970 by Bob Pierce. Three years later Franklin Graham (son of Billy Graham) would join the organization. Pierce would die in 1978 and a year later Franklin would become its head.
It provides disaster relief and other humanitarian aid, both in the United States and abroad, seeking to share the Gospel where possible. It is best known for Operation Christmas Child, which collects shoeboxes with toys and other necessities to give to children around the globe. Along with the millions it has served, and the thousands of children and families who have trusted in Jesus Christ, several children have been adopted and in one remarkable story, a shoebox given by a boy would end up in the hands of a young Filipino girl who would later search for him, and become his wife.