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.
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).
6. Drop-off at Redbud By November 15th
Optional: Pack a Box Online for $25
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!