Last Week to Pack Shoeboxes!


The coming week is your last to pack a shoebox and deliver it to a drop-off location before the end of Collection Week on Monday, November 25th. You can find your closest drop-off site by clicking the link below:

Drop Off Locator

Remember to pay online and print the tracking labels if you want to know which country your box(es) went to. Print Tracking Labels.

If you do not care about tracking, put cash or check [I suggest a money order–it can take a while for checks to clear] for $9 per box in your shoebox–right on top of the contents–do not hide it, it’s removed in the first processing step. You can print the labels for non-tracked boxes here.

Do Not Include

Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

No time to shop?

No problem! For $25 you and your family can still help by packing a box online:

Pack a Shoebox Online

Why do I do this? Why should you do this?


 The Children I Think of When I Pack Operational Christmas Child Shoeboxes Part I and Part II

Sample Boxes and Sample Contents

Sample big girl box, 10 to 14 years old

For those who need ideas below are most all of my shoebox contents photos to help you plan your shopping! Hover over the photo to see the caption that tells the gender/age of the box or other details.

Sample Shoeboxes




You can see all of my Operation Christmas Child Shoebox posts by scrolling down on the right side of this blog and, in the world cloud, click on Operation Christmas Child. I am not paid or rewarded in any way for these posts. I am not an “official” blogger for the program, either. I do these posts because I love helping children one at a time. Each box helps one child. No child is required to attend religious education for receiving a shoebox.


A recent Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Distribution in my Peace Corps country, Malawi. I love seeing the Warm Heart of Africa served in this way!

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