Do not send toothpaste though Clothing accessories – tops, shoes, socks, hair bows, gloves, scarves. Small musical instrument – harmonica, recorder. A personal note from your family – if you include your name and address it’s possible that the child could write you back!
Comb. Hairbrush. Toothbrush. Washcloth. Bar soap (packaged and/or in a container) Adhesive bandages. (Colorful ones can help a child be more willing to wear a bandage. Reusable plastic containers: cup, water bottle, plate, bowl, blunt-edged utensils. Blanket.
No type of candy is allowed in shoebox gifts, due to increasing customs regulations.
But what Operation Christmas Child is doing is exploitation. “It exploits families in poor countries by putting them under pressure to convert to fundamentalist religion with no consideration of the damage this may inflict on the local economy and culture.
The most basic ones cost around $1 or so, but these may not hold up while shipping. You can find some sturdier ones for under $3 or use the ones from OCC. The box itself then becomes an additional resource that the family can use for storage, etc.
What is Operation Christmas Child ? The Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts‑filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way.
You can wrap the box , lid separately, but wrapping is not required. The plastic bins found at Wal-Mart or Dollar Tree work great! (Hobby Lobby is another great place to pick up supplies since they have items clearly marked that are great for your shoeboxes.)
Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
Customers can purchase shoebox -size plastic containers and items to pack in the shoebox gifts at all Hobby Lobby stores through the middle of November. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 157 million children in over 160 countries and territories.
How to Pack a Shoebox Find a Shoebox. Get an empty medium sized shoebox, and wrap the box and lid separately in colourful wrapping paper or order preprinted shoeboxes online. Fill with gifts. Fill your shoebox with a selection of fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies. Make your project donation. Personalise & Pray. Drop Off Your Shoebox.
Processing Center Locations Boone, North Carolina. 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607. Charlotte. 7100 Forest Point Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28217. Dallas/Ft. Worth. 1201 Creekview Drive, Coppell, TX 75019. Denver. 8648 South Peoria Street, Englewood, CO 80112. Fullerton. 4200 Bonita Place, Fullerton, CA 92835.
Operation Christmas Drop is a tradition that started in 1952 that serves as a training mission for the U.S. Air Force. It has since become the longest-running U.S. Department of Defense mission in full operation , and the longest-running humanitarian airlift in the world.
In the summer of 1993, Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham received a call from a man in England asking if he’d be willing to fill shoeboxes with gifts for children in war-torn Bosnia. Since 1993, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox .
Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on way for you to bless children in need across the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and fun gifts. We collect the boxes and distribute them in the name of Jesus Christ to children living in vulnerable situations.