Delight A Child By Packing A Shoebox Gift!

This year, more than ever, Operation Christmas Child is seeking to spread good news and great joy by delighting millions of precious children with shoebox gifts.  

Packing a shoebox full of toys, school supplies, hygiene items and accessories, is simple and fun way for all ages to give unimaginable excitement and hope to a child, when they need it most.  

You are just five simple steps from bringing a huge smile to a child’s face:  


Prioritising Safety

Rest assured, the safety and health of children receiving Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, our volunteers, staff, and our ministry partners is our top priority. Our UK team are monitoring the government guidelines and modifying our processes accordingly. Globally, we are also working with our international volunteer leadership teams in 119 countries to assess ministry activity and make the necessary modifications.

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Save The Date

National Collection Week: 9-16 November, 2020

This year drop-off locations across the UK will open to receive shoeboxes during the second week in November.

Preprinted Shoebox


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.