Traditional Shoebox Packing

Each year amazing project leaders like you encourage your friends, family, church, school or group to pack shoebox gifts, to give unimaginable excitement and hope to children in need. 

This year, more than ever, boys and girls need great joy! Through Operation Christmas Child you can be part of bringing that joy to millions of precious children around the world with shoebox gifts.

Order Your Church/Group Kit to get started

Our Church/Group kits are available in small, medium or large and contain our ‘How to Pack a shoebox’ leaflets and promotional posters to help share Operation Christmas Child with your church or group.

Order Kit

Group kit

From our resources hub you’ll also be able to purchase pre-printed shoeboxes and browse through a range of downloadable resources, videos and more. 

Prioritising Safety

The safety and health of children receiving Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, our volunteers, staff, and our ministry partners is of utmost importance to us. Our UK team are monitoring the government guidelines and modifying our processes accordingly, while globally we are also working with our international volunteer leadership teams in over 100 countries to assess ministry activity and make the necessary modifications.

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Save The Date

National Collection Week: 9-16 November, 2020

This year drop-off locations across the UK will open to receive shoeboxes during the second week in November.

Preprinted Shoebox


Your shoebox gift with Operation Christmas Child:

Inspires Joy
You'll be giving unimaginable excitement and hope to children in need around the world.

Reaches further
Partnering with Operation Christmas Child ensures shoeboxes get to hard-to-reach groups.

Shares God’s Love
Your shoebox will reach a child in need through one of over 75,000 local churches sharing the Good News of life and hope in Jesus in a child-friendly way.

Is Specially delivered
You can rest easy knowing your shoebox gift will be delivered through church and community leaders who've been trained to prioritise safety and lead well-organised celebrations.