How to Pack a Shoebox

The amazing journey of a shoebox gift begins with you and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. Follow these simple steps to learn how to pack a shoebox. This includes everything you need to know about what kind of box to use, what items can be included, how to learn the destination of your shoebox gift, and much more!

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Operation Christmas Child

How to Pack a Shoebox - Short

Watch and find out how to prayerfully pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a boy or girl in need. It's easy to do and each gift-filled box is a Gospel opportunity.

Operation Christmas Child

How to Pack a Shoebox - Full

Watch and find out how to prayerfully pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a boy or girl in need. It's easy to do and each gift-filled box is a Gospel opportunity.

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2017 Packing Update: Candy

Starting this year, toothpaste and candy are no longer allowed in shoebox gifts, due to increasing customs regulations. See what shoebox recipient Alex has to say about the change, and remember, your simple gifts-packed with love in Jesus' Name-deliver hope and joy to children all around the world. To see our official list of what can and can't be in a shoebox, visit our gift suggestions list here. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/

Plastic Shoeboxes Now Available!

Watch and find out how these preprinted, decorative plastic shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child will make packing your special gift items easier!

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Making Disciples Among the Nations

The Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts you pack travel the globe and change the lives of children, families, and communities.