Become a Drop-off Location

Each year hundreds of churches, schools, businesses, work-places and individuals welcome shoebox donors and act as Drop-off Locations for shoebox gifts during National Collection Week. They play a vital role in the journey of a shoebox and are part of blessings hundreds of thousands of children with shoebox gifts from the UK.

Drop-off Location Registration for 2023 has now closed but please do check back in the spring.


Drop-off Location Requirements:

  • Your location will be open to receive shoebox gift during National Collection Week (13th – 20th November 2023).
  • You can safely store at least 100 shoeboxes. Wherever possible store full cartons of shoeboxes in a lockable room or stock area.
  • You will ensure shoeboxes are not opened, as all checking will happen at the processing centre.

If you would like to sign up multiple locations at once, please email

Thank you for your interest.

Botswana 2019

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.