Operation Christmas Child
How to Get Started
How to Pack a Shoebox
Scroll to the bottom for a video on how to pack your Shoebox.
Find a Shoebox
Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover thebox and lid separately.
Girl or Boy?
Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
Fill with Gifts
Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.
Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
Take your shoebox gift to a local drop-off location during National Collection Week, Such as Hopewell Baptist Church before or during the week of November 13–20.