It’s Shoebox Time!

2023 Operation Christmas Child Overview

Find everything you need to know to pack a shoebox gift, including gift ideas:

How to Pack a Shoebox


Order leaflets, posters and preprinted shoeboxes to share the project with your church or group:

Order Resources


Make your £5 per shoebox project donation to cover essential costs, including shipping, and discover the destination country of your shoebox gift:

Donate and Follow Your Box


Find somewhere local to drop off your shoebox gift

Find a Drop-off Location


Build a Shoebox Online

Shoebox Online


Your shoebox gift with Operation Christmas Child:

Inspires Joy
You'll be giving unimaginable excitement and hope to children in need around the world.

Reaches further
Partnering with Operation Christmas Child ensures shoeboxes get to hard-to-reach groups.

Shares God’s Love
Your shoebox will reach a child in need through one of over 75,000 local churches sharing the Good News of life and hope in Jesus in a child-friendly way.

Is Specially delivered
You can rest easy knowing your shoebox gift will be delivered through church and community leaders who've been trained to prioritise safety and lead well-organised celebrations.