Examples include cuddly toys, dolls, toy cars, footballs and pumps, skipping ropes, small musical instruments, games, yo-yos, toys that light up or make noise, etc.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
Examples include pens, pencils and sharpeners, erasers, crayons, markers, notebooks, pencil cases, solar calculators, geometry sets, colouring and picture books, etc.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
Examples include toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, brushes, flannels, sponges, bath scrunchies etc.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
Examples include metalworking, woodworking, knitting/sewing, beading, children’s craft projects, etc.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
Examples Include woolly hats, gloves, baseball caps, t-shirts, socks, flip-flops, sunglasses, hairclips, jewellery, watches, torches, etc.
Please note: at this time, we are not able to accept larger items of clothing like jackets, jumpers, trousers and trainers.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
In the UK alone, hundreds of thousands of shoebox gifts are collected from around a thousand of Drop-off Locations. We are looking for companies interested in donating or discounting transportation on local or national level.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
Before being shipped overseas, each gift must be inspected and prepared. Thousands of shoeboxes and volunteers take up a lot of space. You can help us each fall by donating empty warehouse space to be used as a processing centre. Facilities from 5,000 to 40,000 square feet are needed feet depending on location.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
In our Processing Centres we use a variety of machinery including pallet trolleys, sack trolleys, forklifts, roller systems, pallets and racking. Equipment can be given outright, loaned to us for a short time, or donated as a rental.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
Learn more about volunteering with Operation Christmas child individually or as a corporate volunteering day here.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
Your gift of print, radio, television, or online advertising or airtime can have a tremendous impact by inspiring more individuals to pack shoebox gifts.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
Gifts such as tickets to events or attractions can provide exciting incentives that can be used during Operation Christmas Child special promotions or contests.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
If you have a question about your product or service as a gift-in-kind, please contact us via the form below.a project of Samaritan's Purse ®
We use donated items from organisations and businesses as filler items and to replace items that may harm a child or damage the shoebox. Most in kind donations we receive are end of line or overrun items that companies cannot sell, but would make great gifts for children in need around the world.
You can donate gifts at any time during the year. You can also donate services such as transportation during the autumn months. 400,000+ shoeboxes are collected from nearly a thousand Drop-off Locations, and we have to move those shoeboxes to our processing centres to be sorted and shipped
The list below includes more suggestions for items and services you can donate...