Thank You for Sending Good News and Great Joy this Shoebox Season

The shoeboxes you lovingly pack will bring so much joy to children in need around the world. Don’t forget if you make your project donation online you can find out which country your shoebox gift is sent to.


New for 2019

Preprinted Shoebox


This year drop-off locations across the UK will open to receive shoeboxes between 11-18th November.

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Please note that this year Shoe Zone stores will no longer be acting as Drop-Off locations for shoebox gifts but are still happy to give out spare shoeboxes to supporters. We thank them for all their support over the years. We also thank several other nationwide companies like A Plan Insurance that have stepped forward to offer their branches as Drop-off locations this year.

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no sweets and toothpaste


These items are no longer allowed in shoeboxes due to customs regulations.

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• Watch and share our full 2019 Campaign film about how Operation Christmas Child brings Good News and great joy to children around the world.

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• Take a look at our updated Project Leader guides, 2019 timeline, goal chart, bunting, 360° video and banner stands.

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• Join our Project Leader Facebook group to connect with other Operation Christmas Child Project Leaders around the UK, discover campaign updates and share ideas to help to create even more shoebox gifts!

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Church Collection Centre


Discover an exciting new way for your church to build links with your local community, while bringing overseas mission to the heart of your church.

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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.