Last year, millions of children around the world heard a message of hope when they received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. Now is the time to start packing your shoebox so you’re ready for National Collection Month – October.
At face value, your Operation Christmas Child shoebox may just be a cardboard carton filled with toys, soap, and stickers, but by packing a box with Operation Christmas Child you are bringing a message of hope, letting them know God loves them and has not forgotten them during this time of fear and uncertainty.
When you pack a shoebox, you’re also giving a child the opportunity to participate in The Greatest Journey, a 12-lesson Bible course that teaches children about Jesus.
To begin packing, order your resources, or collect resources visit OperationChristmasChild.org.au.
Where did my box go last year?
Last year, Australia and New Zealand packed a massive 214,301 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes! But have you ever wondered what happens to your box after it’s been packed… or where in the world it ends up?
How to pack a shoebox… it’s easy!
Fill your shoebox with simple gifts… and aim to include something from each of the six categories:
- Something to wear
- Something to play with
- Something for school
- Something to love
- Something special
- Something for personal hygiene
You can download the full list of gift ideas here and find your nearest drop-off location online at Operation Christmas Child.
A donation of $10 is critical to cover shipping and other project costs. Donate online by ordering a standard label or to discover your shoebox destination, a Follow Your Box label.
Join with the rest of the Hope 103.2 family this year, and send a gift of hope and love. Pack a gift-filled shoebox for Operation Christmas Child today!