How to Pack a Shoebox
Find a Shoebox
Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.
Fill with Gifts
Select a quality “wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal. Then add other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.
Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
Greyhound UpdateFor many years, Samaritan’s Purse has been blessed by our partnership with Greyhound Canada. The company has helped us transport tens of thousands of Operation Christmas Child gift-filled shoeboxes, packed by generous people like you, to our processing centers for inspection. We are grateful for this partnership and how it has brought joy to children in need around the world. Unfortunately, Greyhound has announced plans to end all passenger and freight transportation services in Western Canada on Oct. 31. And effective immediately, Greyhound is no longer transporting Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes on any Canadian routes. If you have questions about how Greyhound’s decision could affect you and your church, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may be able to suggest alternative ways to get your shoeboxes to us.
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