Project Leader Resources

Project Leader Resources

Project leaders facilitate the packing of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for a church or group. As you plan, prepare, and promote, please also lead in the most important aspect of this project—prayer!

Plan

Pray about setting a goal for how many shoebox gifts you will collect, and use the following resources to get your church or group ready for packing shoeboxes.

  • Sharing The Vision

    8.5″ x 11″ (7 pages)

    A guide for explaining Operation Christmas Child to church leadership.

  • Year-Round Collecting

    8.5″ x 11″ (2 pages)

    A guide to engage your congregation in gathering items for shoeboxes all 12 months of the year.

  • Packing Events Guide

    A detailed look at how to host a successful packing event.

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  • Family & Children’s Resources

    A central hub of lessons/activities, promotional resources, videos, and articles all geared for kids and families.

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  • Project Leader 101

    Run Time: 6:18

    A guide on how to lead the collection of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for your church or group.

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  • Project Leader 201

    Run Time: 13:23

    A more in-depth look at tips and frequently asked questions.

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  • Project Leader Facebook Group

    A place to connect with others in your role and to glean creative tips.

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Prepare

Continue to prayerfully evaluate your shoebox goal. It is wise to pack remembering the $9 donation per shoebox, but be sure to leave room for God to work.

  • How to Pack a Shoebox

    A resource to learn all the shoebox basics.

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  • Preprinted Shoeboxes

    Order red-and-green cardboard or plastic shoeboxes to make packing even easier for your group.

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  • Gift Suggestions

    8.5″ x 11″ (5 pages)

    A detailed list of recommended items for shoebox gifts, based on age and gender.

  • Follow-Your-Box Labels

    Labels that are the only way to find out the destination of your shoebox gift.

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  • Basic Shoebox Labels

    8.5″ x 11″

    Multiple labels to download and print.


    En Espanol

  • Drop‑off Form

    8.5″ x 11″

    A form for your church or group to fill out and bring with your shoebox gifts to a drop‑off location.

  • Donation Hub

    A central spot to make one combined donation for the shoeboxes your church or group packs.

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Promote

Use the following tools to get the word out about the evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication opportunities created by shoebox gifts.

  • Free Materials

    A place to order How to Pack a Shoebox brochures, posters, bulletin inserts, DVDs of top videos, and more.

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  • Printable Resources

    Gift suggestions, promotional inserts, posters, and more.

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  • Top Videos

    A collection of the latest Operation Christmas Child videos.

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  • Church Media Slides (4)

    1920×1080 PowerPoint Format

    Editable ads to promote Operation Christmas Child in church announcements.

  • Receiving Countries

    8.5″ x 11″

    A list of locations that have received shoeboxes since 1993.

  • Shop Our Store

    A spot to find items to help you spread the word about Operation Christmas Child.

    Apparel & Gear

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