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How To Pack A Shoebox


The shoebox you pack could be the first gift the child who opens it has ever received 

Grab an average sized shoebox

You need an average-size shoebox. If you wrap it, cover the box and lid separately. You can also order packs of 25 pre-printed shoeboxes HERE

Choose girl or boy?

Decide whether you will pack a shoebox for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

Fill your shoebox with gifts

We recommend you include something from each of the 6 categories on the left. Download gift ideas HERE and knitting patterns HERE

Pray for the child

Pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.

Shoebox Donation and Labels

Donate $9 online and receive a unique bar-coded tracking label for each shoebox. FOLLOW YOUR BOX and find out where it goes!
NOTE: Each barcode can only be scanned once. DO NOT photocopy labels as you will not be able to track your shoeboxes.

Drop your shoebox off in OCCtober

Take your shoebox gift to a seasonal DROP-OFF POINT during Shoebox Celebration Month in OCCtober or if a church in your area is advertising SHOEBOX SUNDAY, you can take your shoebox there.

Outside of Shoebox Collection Month in OCCtober, you can drop off your shoeboxes by arrangement with the OCC Representaive in your region. Please contact them directly on 1800 684 300 (Australia) or 0800 684 300 (New Zealand).