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Operation Christmas Child

Savvy shoebox packers know that it’s never too early to start shopping, packing, personalizing, and fundraising for shoebox gifts. By preparing shoebox gifts all year long, you can send the Good News of Jesus Christ and the great joy of receiving an Operation Christmas Child shoebox to more boys and girls around the world! Use this year-round guide to maximize your impact for the Gospel!


  • When shopping or crafting, choose quality items that will last a long time.

  • Don’t miss out on after-holiday deals, like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter

  • Take advantage of back-to-school sales in the fall.

  • Check out our Pinterest ideas for making scarves, gloves, hats, and quality crafts.

  • Join us at the events listed below!

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