Operation Christmas Child is a unique project of Samaritan's Purse that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. More than 80 million children in 130 countries have been touched by Operation Christmas Child since 1993.
Through Operation Christmas Child, families and individuals of all ages have the opportunity to be part of a simple, hands-on project that can transform the lives of children and families as whole communities have the opportunity for further change through other development projects.
HOW TO PACK A SHOEBOX
The shoebox/es you pack will very likely be the first gift the child has ever received. One more box = one more child reached with the unconditional love of God.
GRAB A SHOEBOX
Packs of pre-printed shoeboxes can be purchased at the foyer of Tim Winton Lecture Theatre after Sunday Service. Or grab any average-size shoebox and cover the box and lid separately with brightly coloured paper.
CHOOSE BOY OR GIRL
Will you fill your shoebox with gifts for a girl or for a boy? And what age? 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14?
SHOEBOX LABELS & DONATIONS
Order your label online and donate $10 shipping fee for each shoebox you are going to pack here. Follow your box and see where it goes!
FILL EACH SHOEBOX WITH SIMPLE GIFTS
Include something from each of the 6 categories:
Something to wear
Something to play with
Something for school
Something to love
Something for personal hygiene
Download gift ideas here and knitting patterns here.
PRAY FOR THE CHILD
Pray for the child who will receive your shoebox gift. Include a personal note of encouragement and a photo.
DROP YOUR SHOEBOX OFF
Drop your shoebox/es off at
Zion Praise Harvest
@ Tim Winton Lecture Theatre | Operation Christmas Child booth
Sun 21 Oct
Sun 28 Oct
SPREAD THE WORD
Post a picture of your shoebox on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #onemorebox and spread the word...