Project Leader Resources

Project Leader Resources

Project Leaders facilitate the packing of Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for a church or group. As you plan, prepare, and promote, please also lead in the most important aspect of this project—prayer!


Pray about setting a goal for how many shoebox gifts you will collect, and use the following resources to get your church or group ready for packing shoeboxes.

Sharing the Vision

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

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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.

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Packing Events Guide

A detailed look at how to host a successful packing event.

Family & Children's Resources

A central hub of lessons/activities, promotional resources, videos, and articles all geared for kids and families.

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.

Project Leader Facebook Group

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

Project Leader Workshop Virtual Event

Run Time: 1:03:40
An event that aired Sept. 12, 2020, to help you plan for shoebox packing!


Continue to prayerfully evaluate your shoebox goal. It is wise to pack remembering the $9 donation per shoebox, but be sure to leave room for God to work.

How to Pack a Shoebox

A resource to learn all the shoebox basics.

Preprinted Shoeboxes

Order red-and-green cardboard or plastic shoeboxes to make packing even easier for your group.
The cardboard version comes together with Follow Your Box adhesive labels—just scan and donate to activate!

Gift Suggestions

8.5″ x 11″ (5 pages)
A detailed list of recommended items for shoebox gifts, based on age and gender.

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Follow-Your-Box Labels

Labels that are the only way to find out the destination of your shoebox gift.

Basic Shoebox Labels

8.5″ x 11″
Multiple labels to download and print.

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En Espanol
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Donation Hub

A central spot to make one combined donation for the shoeboxes your church or group packs.

Build a Shoebox Online

Use this contactless way to bless children in need! You can also create goal pages for your church or group to track progress toward a shoebox goal.


Use the following tools to get the word out about the evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication opportunities created by shoebox gifts.

Free Materials

A place to order How to Pack a Shoebox brochures, posters, bulletin inserts, DVDs of top videos, and more.

Printable Resources

Gift suggestions, promotional inserts, posters, and more.

Top Videos

A collection of the latest Operation Christmas Child videos.

Spiritual Impact Stories

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

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Receiving Countries

8.5″ x 11″
A list of locations that have received shoeboxes since 1993.

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Shop Our Store

A spot to find items to help you spread the word about Operation Christmas Child.

Social Graphics

Build a Shoebox Online


Build a Shoebox Online Goal Pages


Media Slides

Church Shoebox Events

Four editable ads to promote Operation Christmas Child in church announcements.

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Pack a Shoebox!

An editable slide that can be customized for your church or group.

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Build a Shoebox Online—Goal Pages

Update this editable slide with information about the Build a Shoebox Online goal page for your church or group.

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Build a Shoebox Online

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