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Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. What can you do to “Send Good News of Great Joy” this Holiday Season?

yearly planning

  1. Decide on the number of shoeboxes you will pack.

  2. Girl or boy – it’s easier to only do one – next year you could do the other.

  3. Age groups are 2-4, 5-9, 10-14 – If this is your first time we suggest 5-9 yr. old.

  4. Collect different items each month – see the suggested collection.

  5. Have a collection box for drop offs.

  6. Have storage for items collected each month.


monthly collection



February___________Plush toy

March/April_________Girl toys/Boy toys

May/June___________Boy clothes/girl clothes 


August_____________Spiral Notebook, pencils, pens, erasers, sharpeners, coloring book, crayons

September__________Take inventory, plan packing party

November___________Walk Down Sunday

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