What is Build A Shoebox?

Shoeboxes built online also allow ease of entry through customs, and help ensure Operation Christmas Child’s continued presence in places that are hard to reach.

With a few clicks of your mouse or swipes on your touchscreen, you can build a shoebox online. Make it your own by choosing from a list of gifts, then add a personal letter and photo. We’ll pack your shoebox and send it for you, for a suggested donation of just $25.

Why they are Awesome

  • Every shoebox needs a $9 donation to provide for collecting, processing, shipping, and other project costs. If you make this donation online, you can Follow Your Box and receive a tracking label.

  • Building a shoebox is completely virtual so you don’t need to leave your house to make a child smile on Christmas.

How To Connect Kindness


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Donate money directly to Build a Shoebox to bring joy to kids in need.


Make a difference by volunteering through the Build a Shoebox.