The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift

Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication


After shoebox gifts are dropped off at hundreds of locations around Australia and New Zealand each year in October, trucks transport the precious cargo to different processing centres.


Processing centres around Australia and New Zealand are secured so that thousands of volunteers can inspect the shoebox gifts and prepare them for international shipment.

International Shipping

Ships and trucks transport millions of shoeboxes to the countries where they will be distributed. Once there, local churches use many modes of transportation to get them to children in need as a tangible expression of God’s love.

Gospel Materials

Your $12.50 donation to Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, helps us train and equip local churches to use our Ministry Partner Guide. This resource shows churches how to share the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ in a child-friendly way.

Your donation also provides The Greatest Gift Gospel Booklets, which are written in the children’s language and distributed along with shoebox gifts.

Ready To Make Your $12.50 Donation Online?

Give now through our online store. This is a great option for churches or groups interested in making one combined donation for all the gifts you pack.

Stories from the Field