1! Packing Necessities – Operation Christmas Child Weekly Countdown

2016 Operation Christmas Child Countdown 1

Simply 1, 2, 3

1.  Slip a rubber band around the box to keep the lid on.

2. Complete Your Label – marking gender and age …
Boy Girl Labels
… taping it to the box as shown below.
(If following your box, please don’t cover the barcode with tape.)
3. Slide in a $7 donation $9 donation for shipping/cameling/kayaking.
(Updated 11/17: Everything goes up, doesn’t it? But still worth the message of Christ!)

You can easily complete steps 2 & 3 by simply Following Your Box.


It’s really fun to see where our boxes are going!

And that’s it! Your shoebox is ready to go!

Where does it go next?

If your church, business or organization doesn’t have a collection spot,
find a drop-off location here.

They also have a mailing address,
if you’d rather pop it in the post, as they say.

Samaritan’s Purse
801 Bamboo Road
Boone, NC, 28607

Did you pack a shoebox this year?

I’d love to hear about it!
What was your favorite bit?
What was your greatest challenge?

Option for Non-Shoeboxers: Adopt a Shoebox

If you aren’t into shoeboxing as a ministry, hobby or Christ-honoring obsession,
would you be interested in adopting a shoebox?  🙂


Adopt a Shoebox_OCC


Some shoeboxes are packed by young children, people on fixed incomes or gathering/creating crazies (maybe like someone you know? Winking smile) who can’t add the $7 donation $9 donation for every shoebox.

The donation is requested by Operation Christmas Child for international shipping and related costs. Makes sense. Have you ever tried to ship something internationallySeven green ones is a deal.

When you adopt a shoebox for $7 (or a carton for $105), you are partnering together with the packer to deliver gifts – and the Gospel! – to show God’s love to a precious child.

I could tell you stories about how God has provided the seven dollarses over the years, but I best say bye for now.

Remind me next year and I’ll tell you the stories.  🙂


Adopt A Carton of 15 Boxes: $105

Adopt a Carton of Shoeboxes_OCC

Fuel the Journey

Want more info about fueling the journey of a shoebox?

Here’s a video straight from the heart of Operation Christmas Child:


Did you know there is a connection between Operation Christmas Child and the persecuted church?
Read this.

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