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National Collection Week November 12 - 18, 2018

Project Leaders make it easy for their church or group to participate in Operation Christmas Child. View the checklist below to get ready for National Collection Week, November 12-18, 2018.

Hear first-hand from other project leaders!

Project Leader Checklist:

Step 1: Form a Plan
Prayerfully set a shoebox goal.
  • Setting a goal is important because it motivates participants and helps you adapt activities as you chart the progress toward the goal.
  • To reach your goal, will you invite individuals and families to pack their own shoebox gifts?
  • Or, will you organize and host a packing party for your group? If yes, download our editable packing party signs.
Bonus idea: Download and print the Project Leader Timeline.
How will you collect the $10 per shoebox shipping donation?
  • By individual shoebox packers attaching the donations to their gifts
  • By creating your own fundraising webpage?
Cast vision and discuss plan with church or group leadership.
Bonus idea: Make packing easier—collect items year-round! Get ideas for how to launch the project for your church or group.
Step 2: Get the Word Out
Implement the promotional plan.
Review the steps of packing a shoebox.
Bonus idea: Host a promotional activity, such as a Project Launch Event or World Café.
Step 3: Collect and Celebrate
Collect and Celebrate What God has Done!
  • Host a Celebration Event.
  • Collect shoeboxes in a high traffic area so people will notice as more gifts are collected.
  • Share your photos with @OCC_Canada, using the hashtag #ilovepackingshoeboxes.
  • Bring gift-filled shoeboxes to the drop-off location nearest you, open annually during National Collection Week (the third week in November).
Bonus idea: Serve year-round and coordinate a shoebox drop-off location during National Collection Week.

Don't forget!

    Include $10
    Donation increase to $10 per shoebox gift
    A $10 donation per shoebox gift is critical to cover shipping and other ministry expenses.

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