Bikers Donate Over 5,700 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

By TJ Petrino   •   October 19, 2019

Hundreds of bikers traveled to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, to deliver gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
Many across the Southeast rode for hours to be part of the 12th annual Bikers with Boxes.
Each box is carefully packed with items meant to bring children joy and share the love of God with them.
A total of 832 bikers brought 5,788 shoeboxes. That’s about seven boxes per biker!
The Library offered a complimentary lunch, giveaways and live music.
One shoebox may be the only gift a child ever receives and will always remember.
Samaritan’s Purse, a sister ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association sends these boxes around the world to children in need. These children will also hear how God loves them when these boxes are distributed. Do you know how much God loves you?
Many of the bikers have attended this event for several years, and it's a special occasion to meet up with friends.
We're grateful for each biker who gives of their time to be part of this big event.
Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team were present to talk with bikers. After Billy Graham's death, the chaplains started a year-round ministry of presence at the Library, typically around Mr. Graham's gravesite which thousands have visited. Teams are also currently deployed in the Bahamas and Texas after Hurricane Dorian and Tropical Storm Imelda.
Bikers with Boxes is one of the Billy Graham Library's largest events.
While the event took place in the parking lot outside the Billy Graham Library, visitors were welcome to come inside and walk through The Journey of Faith tour, which follows the life and ministry of Billy Graham.
A circle of prayer with a chaplain and group of bikers.
Plan your own visit to the Billy Graham Library.
Since the event's start in 2002, bikers have collected more than 37,500 boxes. That's a wrap!