How to Pack a Shoebox for a Child in Need

How to Pack a Shoebox

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.

Order preprinted shoeboxes for your church or event.

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.

See Our Gift Suggestions
4

Pray

Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.

5

Follow Your Box Labels

Donate $9i online and receive a tracking label to Follow Your Boxi and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.

Get Label

If you prefer to download and print basic labels,i remember to include your $9 donation per shoebox.

6

Drop-Off

Take your shoebox gift to a local drop-off location during National Collection Week, November 13–20.

Drop-Off Locations

Have questions or suggestions? Email occinfo@samaritan.org

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