The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication.
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) 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. OCC collects the boxes and distributes them in the name of Jesus Christ to children living in vulnerable situations.
HOW TO PACK A SHOEBOX
- GIRL OR BOY?
Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
- FILL WITH GIFTS
Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies. Do not pack any toothpaste or lollies due to customs regulations. CLICK HERE for OCC gift suggestions.
Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
- DROP-OFF YOUR BOX
Drop off your box at a collection point (see below) with a $10 donation to cover shipping.
PACK A SHOEBOX ONLINE
If you’re not able to pack your own shoebox you can always ask Operation Christmas Child to do it for you. Just pay one easy fee and they’ll put something together with a personal message from you. Click here to pack a shoebox online.
SHOEBOX PICK UP: SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER
Empty shoeboxes can be collected before or after the 8am and 9.30am services on Sunday 31 October outside the Cathedral.
SHOEBOX DROP OFF: SUNDAY 7 NOVEMBER
Filled shoeboxes can be dropped off before or after the 8am and 9.30am services on Sunday 7 November outside the Cathedral.