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.
This year, more than ever, Operation Christmas Child is seeking to spread joy by delighting millions of precious children around the world with shoebox gifts.
Will you partner with us once more to show children they are loved and special?
Explore our new Resource Hub for ‘How to Pack a shoebox’ leaflets, labels, posters, preprinted shoeboxes, videos and more. You’ll find everything you need to share Operation Christmas Child with your Church or group.
Rest assured, the safety and health of children receiving Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, our volunteers, staff, and our ministry partners is our top priority. Our UK team are monitoring the government guidelines and modifying our processes accordingly. Globally, we are also working with our international volunteer leadership teams in 119 countries to assess ministry activity and make the necessary modifications.
This year drop-off locations across the UK will open to receive shoeboxes during the second week in November.
You'll be giving unimaginable excitement and hope to children in need around the world.
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.