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National Collection Week November 12 - 18, 2018

Host a Packing Party

Organizing a shoebox packing party is easy—Just follow the steps below to plan your event and order free materials.

host a packing party

Step 1

Pray

Pray before, during, and after your packing party—prayer is crucial to Operation Christmas Child. Pray for many children and families to come to saving faith in Jesus Christ through the outreach of local churches worldwide.

Step 2

Plan Your Party & Order Free Materials

Sample event schedule

Order free promotional materials

  • Check out our Resources and Ideas Hub for all the Operation Christmas Child items Samaritan’s Purse has to offer to help you promote your event. You’ll find free materials, preprinted shoeboxes, posters, DVDs, and other items.

Order preprinted shoeboxes

Share Operation Christmas Child videos at your party

Invite your friends

Step 3

Collect items to fill your shoeboxes

Select quality “wow” items such as dolls, soccer balls with pumps, or stuffed animals. Also find other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.

Step 4

Collect $10 per Shoebox

A donation of $10 per box is critical to provide for the expenses of shoebox collection, shipping, and delivery, as well as training ministry partners. Learn more.

Here are ways your packing party can raise these funds:

Use a fundraiser page

Collecting $10 donations for a large amount of shoeboxes

  • Ask your church or group to take up a shoebox offering or donation collection.
  • Host fundraisers, such as pancake breakfasts, yard sales, or bake sales.
  • Set up a tree decorated with small empty containers or envelopes, encouraging participants to involve friends and family in filling the items with donations.

Step 5

Drop off your shoeboxes

Drop off your shoeboxes at a collection center near you during National Collection Week, November 12 – 18, 2018.

Step 6

Share

Post the results of your packing party on social media tagging @OCC_Canada using the hashtag #ilovepackingshoeboxes

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