About Samaritan’s Purse

Helping in Jesus’ Name

Samaritan’s Purse specialises in meeting the immediate, critical needs of victims of conflict, disaster, famine, and epidemics throughout the world, providing emergency food, water, shelter, medicine and other life-saving emergency aid and assistance. Initial emergency relief transitions to recovery and then to ongoing sustainable development. Through these 3 phases Samaritan’s Purse fulfils its mission.


Samaritan’s Purse fulfills it’s 3-fold mission of Disaster Relief, Development and Christian ministry through two companies. Funds are strictly segregated at all times.

All Disaster Relief and Development projects are the work of Samaritan’s Purse Australia Limited ABN: 84 070 722 404. Samaritan’s Purse Australia Limited is a registered Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) in Australia with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers only.

All Christian Ministry projects, including Operation Christmas Child, The Greatest Journey and Church Resourcing, are the work of Samaritan’s Purse Australasia- Operation Christmas Child Limited  ABN: 80 162 895 623. Donations are not tax deductible.


• International Disaster Relief

Domestic Disaster Relief

Donations to Disaster Relief are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers.


• Water, Sanitation & Hygiene – Turn on the Tap

Health & Nutrition

• People at Risk

Education & Vocational Training

Animals & Agriculture Livelihoods

Donations to Development are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers.

Samaritan’s Purse builds churches, trains church leaders and workers, provides Christian literature and funds practical resources to support the activities of local churches and ministry partners in developing countries as they reach out with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Our Christian Ministry projects include:

Operation Christmas Child

The Greatest Journey

Church Resourcing 

Donations to Christian Ministry are not tax deductible.