• Find a Shoebox

    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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Pray

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

  • Label & Donate

    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 $12.50 donation per shoebox to provide for collection, processing, shipping, and other project costs.

  • Drop-off

    Take your shoebox gift to a local drop-off location around Australia and New Zealand during collection weeks, 23rd October to 4th November. Drop-off locations will be announced in October.

Pack A Shoebox Online

If you are unable to pack your own shoebox you can still bless a child around the world without leaving your home. You can give boys and girls a tangible expression of God’s love through a gift-filled shoebox packed from your computer or mobile device.