Project Leader Resources

Project leaders facilitate the packing of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for a church or group. That includes you if you’re promoting the project, ordering materials, equipping people with resources, raising funds, organizing a packing party, or initiating other related activities.

We want to equip you with additional resources to help make shoebox packing fun and easy. In addition to the resources below, you can join our exclusive project leader email list to receive special updates.

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Other Downloadable Resources

  • Receiving Countries

    8.5″ x 11″ (1 page)
    A list of locations that have received shoeboxes since 1993.

  • How To Pack Promotional Insert (Editable)

    8.5" x 11" (2 pages)
    Six easy steps outlining how to pack a shoebox, gift suggestions, and space for local details to be used in church bulletins and community events.

  • Journey of a Shoebox Poster

    11" x 17"
    A large illustrated description of the journey of a shoebox.

  • Goal Page Tips

    8.5" x 11" (3 pages)
    A collection of ideas to help shape your Build a Shoebox Online Goal Page.

  • Social Graphics

    Resources to help spread the word about Operation Christmas Child on social media.

  • Media Slides

    A variety of resources to inspire, engage, and equip shoebox packers at your church, group, or event.


  • Project Leader 101

    Run Time: 6:18
    A guide on how to lead the collection of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for your church or group.

  • Project Leader 201

    Run Time: 13:23
    A more in-depth look at tips and frequently asked questions.

  • Top Videos

    A collection of the latest Operation Christmas Child videos.

  • B-Roll Footage

    Run Time: 15:19
    An Operation Christmas Child video to show at packing events.

Project Leader Favorites

  • Gift Suggestions

    8.5" x 11" (2 pages)
    A detailed list of recommended items for shoebox gifts, based on gender. The webpage also offers a way to search by specific items to see if they should be packed.

  • Year-Round Collecting

    8.5″ x 11″ (2 pages)
    A guide to engage your congregation in gathering items for shoeboxes all 12 months of the year.

  • Spiritual Impact Stories

    A collection of short stories to help you explain the importance of packing shoebox gifts.

  • $10 Donation Ideas

    8.5" x 11" (4 pages)
    A collection of creative ways to gather or fundraise the suggested donation per shoebox gift.

  • Sharing the Vision

    8.5″ x 11″ (7 pages)
    A guide for explaining Operation Christmas Child to church leadership.

  • Amazon Storefront

    An optional list of quality items that are great for shoebox gifts!

  • Project Leader Facebook Group

    A place to connect with others in your role and to glean creative tips.