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Give Your Students a Simple Way to Spread the Gospel:

Pack Shoebox Gifts!

Get FREE Shoeboxes!

Simply fill out the form below by Nov. 1 and we’ll ship you a carton of 50 complimentary shoeboxes.

Note: Please provide a physical address as we are not able to deliver this item to post office boxes.

We're excited you're interested in packing shoebox gifts with your school or group! Operation Christmas Child is a practical way for students to spread Good News around the world. God can use their gift-filled shoeboxes to reach families, plant churches, and transform communities. To get involved, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Plan to set up a schedule leading up to National Collection Week, Nov. 15–22, 2021. Pray about how many boxes you want to pack and cast vision for the Samaritan’s Purse project. Download our event guides for tips on how to incorporate shoebox packing into outreach events, retreats, chapel services, and more!
  2. Prepare by checking out our "How to" resources including How to Pack a Shoebox and how to Follow Your Box to discover the country destinations of your shoebox gifts.
  3. Promote what God is doing through Operation Christmas Child by distributing FREE How to Pack a Shoebox brochures and other resources that are available to order below. Consider also showing an Operation Christmas Child video or sharing a story from our website.
  4. Pack shoeboxes full of toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. Be sure to also donate $9 per box to provide for shipping and other project costs.
  5. Pray for the children who will receive your shoebox gifts to be open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is the most important part of shoebox packing!
  6. Collect and drop off packed shoebox gifts. Consider offering a prize to the class that packs the most shoeboxes before dropping the boxes off at a designated location during National Collection Week, Nov. 15–22, 2021. Find the drop-off locations nearest you in mid-October.

Or, if you prefer, you can invite students to Build a Shoebox Online!

Order Free Items

Brochures, promotional inserts, prayer guide bookmarks, posters, DVDs, and more are all available for you to give your students to make the packing process fun and easy.

  • Adhesive Shoebox Label Sets Order sets of 50 adhesive shoebox labels to aid your shoebox packing in a group. Each label contains a QR code that can be activated for tracking when your $9 donation is given online through Follow Your Box.

    If you want to Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox, these QR-coded labels allow you to easily donate to activate and enable the tracking feature. Entire sets of 50 labels can be activated by scanning or entering the nine-digit code on one label. If you need more than 30 sets of adhesive labels, please contact us at occinfo@samaritan.org with your request.

    Quantity selection below equals number of sets (1 set = 50 labels, 30 sets = 1,500 labels).

  • How to Pack a Shoebox Brochure
    Includes step-by-step instructions, shoebox labels, and a postage-paid donation envelope. Order enough for your congregation, group, or family.

    Materials also available in the following languages: Spanish, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.

    Selecting "1" as quantity below means you will receive one brochure. These are not packs.

  • Promotional or Bulletin Insert This great tool contains a letter from Franklin Graham with a spiritual impact story as well as shoebox gift suggestions. 5.5" x 7.5" Materiales y publicaciones en español.

    Don’t have time for mail delivery? Print your own 8.5" x 11" editable version with gift suggestions and instructions for how to pack a shoebox.

  • Poster
    Promote local Operation Christmas Child events by customizing and displaying these posters in classrooms, meeting rooms, businesses, drop-off locations, or around your neighborhood. Materiales y publicaciones en español.

    Selecting "1" as quantity below means you will receive one poster. These are not packs.

  • Operation Christmas Child Logo Stickers

    Help spread the word about Operation Christmas Child with colorful stickers. Stickers come in sheets of 20; order by sheet.

    Quantity selection below equals number of sheets (1 sheet = 20 stickers, 5 sheets = 100 stickers).


Chapel Event Guide

Incorporate Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing into a chapel service. Include spiritual life personnel in the program planning to help encourage campuswide participation.

Christian School Event Guide

Incorporate Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing into a class or schoolwide project. This event can consist of a school-sponsored packing party and/or a collection of individually packed shoeboxes.

Retreat Event Guide

Incorporate Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing into a student retreat to teach about global evangelism, international missions, the spiritual need for the Gospel, generosity, as well as other topics relevant to the retreat theme.

Student Outreach Event Guide

Students are encouraged to invite friends who do not know Jesus to participate in an event to pack shoebox gifts for children around the world. The goal is for students to share the Gospel at the event. This can be done in large or small group settings.

“I want every child to know there is a God who loves them.”

Franklin Graham,
President, Samaritan’s Purse

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