Drop Off Locations

Find Your Drop-off Location

We have hundreds of Drop-off Locations across the UK who are eager to meet you and receive your shoeboxes during National Collection Week (15-22 November).

Please use the search engine below to find your nearest locations. You can search by city or town as well as postcode. This list is updated until the end of October, so please do continue to check to see the new locations in your area.

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You are also welcome to post shoebox gifts for our 2021 campaign year-round to:

Operation Christmas Child, Unit 1, Junction 2 Industrial Estate, Demuth Way, Oldbury, B69 4LT.



How Many Shoeboxes Do You Think Can Fit In A Small Car?

We encourage all our donors to take their boxes into a Drop-off Location. This is so we can thank you personally, you can learn more about Operation Christmas Child and as a charity we can be good stewards of our resources. To encourage you with how many boxes can fit in a small car please watch the video below, it will surprise you.


Unable To Get Your Box To Us?

If you are having difficulty getting a shoebox to us, please follow the link below to explain your situation and location and give your contact details. Your local team will be in contact to discuss how they can support you.

Complete our Logistics
Support Form



Shoebox Online

If getting out is tricky for you, your family or friends this year, how about trying our Shoebox Online site. Simply choose which age and gender to pack for, select from a range of gifts, add a personalised note or photo, make your donation and we will pack and send your shoebox gift for you.

Shoebox Online



COVID-19 Update

Currently we anticipate a near-normal Operation Christmas Child campaign in the UK as many churches and groups have returned to meeting in person in the months since major restrictions were lifted by the government in July 2021.

When visiting a Drop-off Location please place your shoeboxes into the large cartons provided and register your shoeboxes using the QR code found on the Drop-off Location posters. Though these things are not compulsory, we invite you to take these precautions to reduce physical touch points and make you or other supporters and volunteers feel more comfortable. Wearing face coverings will also be optional, though please do not attend a Drop-off Location if you are displaying any COVID symptoms or have tested positive and are self-isolating.

We will continue to monitor local, national and international guidelines and will make appropriate adjustments to help protect the health of those involved in preparing, delivering or receiving shoebox gifts.