VIEW ALL GIFT ITEMS † You can also make a gift by mail. As far as your question, that once was the case, but I just double checked, and currently, in the United States, it's allowed. Print out this coloring page/letter combo, fill in the blanks and toss it in your shoebox! We praise God for so many children whose lives have been changed as the result of a simple gift.

Am I right in thinking that would not be allowed under the OCC guidelines because it's definitely an American symbol?

Use them yourself, or share them with friends, church members, co-workers—anyone who has a heart for children! NOTE:  You will still want to wrap these boxes because each box is secured with packing tape at the Processing Center, and you don’t want the tape to ruin the beautiful box exterior. One carton costs $21 plus shipping costs.

Pros:  More sturdy than a regular shoebox and very colorful. Volunteer with Operation Christmas Child and join our happy band of volunteers reaching children in poverty with gift-filled shoeboxes and the Good News of Jesus Christ. Hi Lin! There are four great options: 1)  Actual shoeboxes:  Obviously! Give Now. Operation Christmas Child tells us to " Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox." After Christmas, you can get a great deal on beautifully decorated boxes that are the same size as a shoebox like these: At other times of the year you kind find similar beautiful boxes that aren’t Christmas themed. Cons:  Can be hard to find and the most expensive option if you don’t find on clearance. Operation Christmas Child gifts all start with a simple shoebox. !Now a questions: one of your donated fabrics has patriotic red, white, blue with an eagle. Please see our permissions requirements and email us at the address provided there.

Baby Bundle number one is my favorite. Our colorful preprinted shoeboxes available in both corrugated cardboard and plastic are sturdy options to ensure that your lovingly packed gift is delivered safe and sound into the hands of a precious child. Elizabeth has been crocheting and I (Cheryl) have been sewing.

These are sent to needy children in over 100 countries living in desperate situations. Check out our gifts below. Follow the simple instructions printed on each cardboard sheet, and it’s easy to fold, shape, and assemble your GO boxes. CHECKOUT NOW. Order Preprinted Shoeboxes; Project Leader Resources; Download Videos; Fundraising Ideas; Discover Your Shoebox Gift’s Destination; Close; Get Involved. Pros:  Don’t need to be gift wrapped. This is our first week to work on fillers for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. …

Baby Bundle number one is my favorite. YOU HAVE (0) ITEM(S) IN YOUR CART. Communication! Operation Christmas Child Processing Center Seasonal; Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) Internship Program; Apprenticeship Program; Post-Residency Program; Partner with Us. Many donors prefer the plastic shoeboxes because the children that receive the gifts can use the boxes for a lot of things if they’re sturdy enough. First, do save every shoebox you receive when you purchase a pair of shoes throughout the year, but also ask your friends and family to do the same.

All customers get FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. But unless you plan on buying several pairs of shoes right after Halloween, this will take a little planning. Occasionally boxes do go to countries where flags wouldn't be appropriate, in which case, they would sort out boxes that had it in, and send them elsewhere...if that makes sense. Baby Bundles--Baby doll with flannel blanket, crocheted hat and a girl size hat to match. Operation Christmas Child. Wrapping any of the boxes is optional, but many of the children receiving these shoeboxes live in very gray or brown worlds and don’t often get to see a lot of bright, cheery colors. Check out our gifts below. Children receiving Operation Christmas Child boxes. You came up with a great idea putting ribbon through the hats and then tying to the baby so they don't fall off during distribution.

Pros:  Free! You want to make sure to buy good quality plastic boxes that won’t easily break. If you are unfamiliar with Operation Christmas Child, the gist is this: churches distribute pre-printed shoebox-sized cardboard boxes, which are then filled by families with toys, trinkets, and basic necessity items like toothbrushes and shipped off to children in non-first world countries so they can have something to open at Christmas time. Order in packs of 12. Glad you like the idea/tip. More Letter Writing Ideas. These sturdy, decorative Operation Christmas Child plastic shoeboxes are ready to be filled with gifts for children around the world and serve as a useful and valuable part of their gift—a treasured keepsake for years to come.