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Give Your Students a Simple Way to Spread the Gospel:

Pack Shoebox Gifts!

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

  • 1. Share about Operation Christmas Child in class, chapel, or an assembly. Consider watching an Operation Christmas Child video or sharing a story from our website.
  • 2. Give each student a FREE How to Pack a Shoebox brochure that can be ordered below.
  • 3. 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. If you donate online through Follow Your Box, you can discover the destination of your shoebox gift!
  • 4. Pray for the children who will receive your shoebox gifts to be open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • 5. Collect packed shoebox gifts. Consider offering a prize to the class that packs the most shoeboxes.
  • 6. Drop off the gift-filled shoeboxes at a designated location during National Collection Week, Nov. 16-23. Find the drop-off locations nearest you after Oct. 15.

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.

  • 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.

    Are you ordering brochures just for the labels? Consider purchasing preprinted cardboard boxes that come with Follow Your Box adhesive labels!

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

  • 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.

  • “Best of Operation Christmas Child” DVD
    Inspire your church or group by showing them how God is using Operation Christmas Child around the world. You also can view the contents of the DVD and download these videos online.

  • Prayer Guide Bookmarks
    Remind your church or group to pray daily for everyone involved in the project, from the children who will receive shoebox gifts to those who pack them. Materiales y publicaciones en español.

  • 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.

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

Franklin Graham,
President, Samaritan’s Purse

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