Operation Christmas Child

Project Leader Resources

Project leaders facilitate the packing of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for a church or group. We’ve shared lots of resources below to assist you as you plan, prepare, and promote your shoebox appeal this year.


Pray about setting a goal for how many shoebox gifts you will collect, and use the following resources to get your church or group ready for packing shoeboxes.

Sharing the Vision

A guide for explaining Operation Christmas Child to church leadership.

Project Leader Timeline

A useful guide of what to do when.

Year-Round Collecting

A guide to engage your congregation in gathering items for shoeboxes all 12 months of the year.

Group ideas and resources

A central hub of pages aimed at schools, community groups and workplaces.

Project Leader Facebook

A place to connect with others in your role and to glean creative tips.


Continue to prayerfully evaluate your shoebox goal. It is wise to pack remembering the £5 donation per shoebox, but be sure to leave room for God to work.

How to pack a shoebox

A resource to learn all the shoebox basics.

Preprinted Shoeboxes

Order cardboard shoeboxes in packs of 20, 50 or 100 to make packing even easier for your group.

Gift Suggestions

A detailed list of recommended items for shoebox gifts, based on age and gender.

Follow-Your-Box Barcodes

Labels that are the only way to find out the destination of your shoebox gift.

Boy/Girl Shoebox Labels

Multiple labels to download and print.

Celebration Sunday

A guide for organising your shoebox Celebration service.


Use the following tools to get the word out about the evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication opportunities created by shoebox gifts.

Free Materials

A place to order How to Pack a Shoebox brochures, posters and more.

Top Videos

A collection of the latest Operation Christmas Child videos.

Digital Resources

Editable media slides, promotional graphics, children’s activity sheets and more...

Project Launch Sunday

A guide to help you launch Operation Christmas Child at your church.

Receiving Countries

A list of locations that have received shoeboxes since 1993.

Clothing with the Operation Christmas Child Logo

A spot to find items to help you spread the word about Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Promotional Banners

A great way to highlight the campaign in your church, school or workplace.

Printable Bunting Template

A fun way to decorate for your event.

Virtual Reality Film for Events

Virtually transport your group members to a shoebox distribution in Moldova by downloading our latest 360 degree film to use at your event.