A project of Samaritan's Purse
A small shoebox can have a big
impact. What goes into the box is
fun, but what comes out of it is
eternal. Be a part of changing
people’s lives all over the world in Jesus’
Name 4 through the power of a simple gift
with Operation Christmas Child.
FILL 250 BOXES
Fill empty shoeboxes with gifts of toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and notes of encouragement. Help cover shipping and other costs related to delivering your shoeboxes to children overseas by donating $9 for each gift you prepare.
Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and bring it to church.
TOYS: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
NON-LIQUID HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
ACCESSORIES: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
A PERSONAL NOTE: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.
DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; hard candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans; or toothpaste.