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How to Pack a Shoebox

How to Pack a Shoebox

1) Find a Shoebox

  • Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.

2) 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.

3) Fill with Gifts

  • Select a quality “wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal. Then add other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.

4) Pray

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

5) Follow Your Box Labels

  • Donate $9 online and receive a tracking label to Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.

6) Drop-Off

  • Take your shoebox gift to a local drop-off location during National Collection Week, November 13-20.


Please visit the Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child Page here to find locations and additional information on all of the above as ClearView will not be a drop off location this year.