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The Amazing Journey of a Simple Shoebox Gift Begins With You

A simple shoebox gift packed with love and fuelled by prayer can have a huge impact! Watch how Operation Christmas Child brings Good News and great joy to children around the world.

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Don't Forget!


National Collection Week

Drop off your shoeboxes at a location near you during National Collection Week, 14-21 November 2022. Learn more.


No Toothpaste or Sweets

These items are no longer allowed in shoeboxes due to customs regulations. See all gift suggestions.

Church Collection

Church Collection Centres

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. Learn more

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to show God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Since 1990, more than 186 million children in over 160 countries have experienced God's love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.

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