Churches, schools and groups collect these boxes between 1-18 November. Then, thousands of volunteers check and prepare the shoeboxes for international shipping.
Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train church and community leaders who want to reach out generously to children with the joy of a simple gift and share the Christmas story of Jesus.
Our ministry partners around the world hand out shoebox gifts in the local community at festive outreach events. Along with the shoebox gifts children are also offered a Bible story booklet called The Greatest Gift, which tells them the story of God’s greatest gift, his son Jesus. Outreach Events
Engaging with parents and churches, children are invited to take part in a Bible discovery course, The Greatest Journey. In 12 fun and interactive sessions, they can explore how to follow Jesus and share Him with others. Through this, families are reached, churches grow and communities are transformed. Go Deeper