Your group can change a child’s life through Operation Christmas Child


Your Group and Operation Christmas Child

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. With the COVID-19 pandemic this year more than ever, children need to experience joy and to know they are loved and not forgotten.

Could you be part of delighting millions of precious children with shoebox gifts this year?

Partnering with Operation Christmas Child couldn’t be easier. All it takes is four simple steps.

Step 1


We have a range of resources including easy to use Church/Group Kits

Order or download your resources today.

Step 2


Set a target for how many shoebox gifts you would like to collect and promote Operation Christmas Child to your group.

Use our Project Leader Resources.

Step 3


Step 4


Drop off your shoeboxes at one of hundreds of drop-off locations during National Collection Week, 9-16 November.

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If you're not quite ready to order your resources but would like to find out more request a quick phone call or visit

COVID-19 Update - 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. Learn more

Another way to pack - Shoebox Online

If physically packing shoebox gifts is difficult for you or your group this year, you can still bring great joy to children by donating shoeboxes online. Simply select from a range gifts and we’ll pack and send them for you. Visit Shoebox Online

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.

Builds links in YOUR community

Inviting your local community to pack shoeboxes is fun and welcomes them into the life and other activities of your church or group.