Operation Christmas Child counts on in-kind donations to ensure each shoebox gift is full and of the highest quality. We use donated items from organizations and businesses as filler items and to replace items that may harm a child or damage the shoebox. Most in-kind donations we receive are discontinued, imperfect, or overrun items that companies can’t sell, but would make great gifts for children in need around the world.
It’s Easy to Give Back Through In-Kind Donations
Donating items to Operation Christmas Child allows significant tax dedications and allow you to clear out large quantities of excess inventory (over-stock, discontinued, misprinted, unsalable items) that you currently pay to store or throw away). Donations also allow you to prevent discontinued product from entering the domestic market (all shoebox gift items are distributed overseas).
You can also donate services such as transportation. Thousands of shoeboxes are collected at drop-off sites, and we have to move those shoeboxes to our processing centers to be sorted and shipped.
The list below includes more suggestions for items and services you can donate.
Needed Donation Items
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- School Supplies
- Non-liquid Hygiene Items
- Warehouse Supplies
- Clothing and Accessories