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How to Pack a Shoebox For Operation Christmas Child

02 Nov 20
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How to Pack a Shoebox For Operation Christmas Child

1. Find a Shoebox

Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Pray

Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.

5. Print or Follow Your Box Labels

Donate $9 to cover shipping inside of the box (Make Checks to “Samaritan’s Purse” and do not seal the box).

Basic Labels to Print


Donate $9i online and receive a label to Follow Your Boxi and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.

Print Donation Online Label here

6. Drop-off at Redbud By November 15th

Optional: Pack a Box Online for $25

Click here to Pack a Box Online

All we ask if you pack a box online is to let the office know so we can have a count of the boxes that Redbud participated with this year!


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