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Packing party

Host a Packing Party

Hosting a Packing Party is a great way to share the ministry impact of Operation Christmas Child with your Church or Group. Organising a packing party is easy — just follow the steps below to plan your event and order/download free materials.

Step 1 - Pray

Prayer is crucial to Operation Christmas Child. Pray for many children and families to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ through the outreach of local churches worldwide.


Step 3 - Collect Items to Fill Your Shoebox Gifts

Select quality “wow” items such as dolls, footballs with pumps, or cuddly toys. Also find other fun toys, personal care items, and school supplies. Learn more about what to pack in your shoebox gift.

Shoebox items

Step 4 - Collect Project Donations

A suggested per box donation is critical to cover the costs of collecting, processing and shipping shoebox gifts from the UK to 9 countries. It also provides training and project materials for local churches and groups overseas to lead safe, well-organised celebrations where children in need receive shoeboxes and hear about the Gospel. 

When you donate online through Follow Your Box you will also have the opportunity to discover the destination of your shoebox 

Step 5 - Share

Post the results of your packing party on social media using the hashtag #ipackshoeboxes 

Facebook @occuk

Instagram @occuk

Twitter @OCC_UK

Packing parties are a great fun for all ages!