Start with a shoebox about the size of an A4 piece of paper. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately. You can use your own shoeboxes or order our colourful preprinted ones. These sturdy options hold up well and can be lasting gifts in themselves for children to store cherished items.
Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
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.
Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
To make sure your shoebox gift gets to a child of the right gender and age, order a label for each of your shoeboxes here. You also have the option to Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox gifts. Labels offer a way for you to give the necessary $10 donation per shoebox to provide for collection, processing, shipping, and other project costs.
Take your shoebox gift to a local drop-off location around Australia and New Zealand during National Collection: 17-31 October 2022. Drop-off locations will be available to view here from 10th of October.