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HOW TO PACK A SHOEBOX

The shoebox you pack will very likely be the first gift the child has ever received
One more box = one more child reached with the unconditional love of God

Grab a shoebox

Packs of pre-printed shoeboxes can be ordered here or grab any average-size shoebox
and cover the box and lid separately with brightly coloured paper

Choose boy or girl

Will you fill your shoebox with gifts for a girl or for a boy?
And what age? 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14

Shoebox labels & donations

Order your labels and donate $9 for each shoebox you are going to pack here
Follow Your Box and see where it goes!

Fill each shoebox with simple gifts

Include something from each of the 6 categories.
Something to wear
Something to play with
Something for school
Something to love
Something special
Something for personal hygiene

Download gift ideas here and knitting patterns here

Pray for the child

Pray for the child who will receive your shoebox gift. Include a personal note of encouragement and a photo.

Drop your shoebox off

Shoebox collection month is OCCtober
Find your nearest Drop Off Point or take your shoebox to a Shoebox Sunday church on the last Sunday in October.

Spread the word

Post a picture of your shoebox on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #onemorebox and spread the word