Drop Off Locations

Find Your Drop-off Location

In ENGLAND, shoeboxes can be dropped off from 5-14 December to coincide with the ending of the latest restrictions. Please use the lookup tool below to find your nearest Drop-off Location.

SCOTLAND, WALES, and NORTHERN IRELAND – Thank you for your interest, most drop-off locations were open for National Collection Week (9-16 November) and have now closed. If you still have a shoebox, you are welcome to post it to us at the address below or for larger numbers contact us via the form below to explore options.
If you haven’t already packed your shoebox you can still build one online here: Learn more


Please enter your postcode or town/city below to find your nearest Drop-off Location.

We will continue to update Drop-off Locations over the coming weeks, so please do check back regularly and before visiting.

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COVID-19 is inevitably limiting the number of drop-off locations we can offer this year, so if you don’t find one near you, either use the support request form below or try one of the following:

– Post your shoebox gift to Operation Christmas Child, Unit 1, Junction 2 Industrial Estate, Demuth Way, Oldbury, B69 4LT.

– If you haven’t already packed your shoebox consider building your box online. Learn more


What to Expect When Dropping Off Shoeboxes

When you enter your local Drop-off Location, most locations will have a large box available for you to place your shoebox in. This removes the need for physical contact with our volunteers. Please do wear a face covering and observe social distancing. If you are dropping off a large number of shoeboxes feel free to go in and ask if some larger boxes can be brought out.

Please do not attend if you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.


How Many Boxes 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