The Amazing Journey of a Simple Shoebox Gift

Packing

Packing

Our supporters pack shoebox gifts each year to bring joy, love and hope to children in need around the world.


Year-round volunteers support these efforts around the UK.

Collecting

Collecting and Shipping

Churches, schools and groups collect these boxes between 1-18 November. Then, thousands of volunteers check and prepare the shoeboxes for international shipping.

Collecting
Distribution

Worldwide Distribution

Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train church and community leaders who want to reach out generously to children with the joy of a simple gift and share the Christmas story of Jesus.

Distribution

Outreach Events

Our ministry partners around the world hand out shoebox gifts in the local community at festive outreach events. Along with the shoebox gifts children are also offered a Bible story booklet called The Greatest Gift, which tells them the story of God’s greatest gift, his son Jesus. Outreach Events

Sharing

Discover, Follow, Share

Engaging with parents and churches, children are invited to take part in a Bible discovery course, The Greatest Journey. In 12 fun and interactive sessions, they can explore how to follow Jesus and share Him with others. Through this, families are reached, churches grow and communities are transformed. Go Deeper

Sharing

It all starts with you!

Join what God’s doing and pack a shoebox.

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