Thank you for visiting Operation Christmas Child.
It could be your gift that changes a child like Alex Nsengimana’s story – when a small candy cane brought smile to his face as he received a shoebox gift in a Rwandan orphanage. Your shoebox could be the gift that a child in a hard situation so desperately needs.
Whether you choose and send your own gifts online, (if shopping is not your thing!) or organise something a little bigger like a group packing event, you can follow these easy step by step guides.
Last year 511,200 shoeboxes were lovingly packed by groups and individuals all over the UK. This year many other boys and girls need a lifeline like Alex’s. The gift of a shoebox to a child in need does more than put a smile on their face; it can be the first step towards changing their life. Thanks to established partnerships in recipient countries, shoeboxes given through Operation Christmas Child are able to find those who need them most even in the hardest to reach areas, such as Rwanda, and the Middle East.