How to Pack a Shoebox
Use an empty cardboard or plastic shoebox (average size). You can wrap the box, lid separately, but wrapping is not required.
2- BOY OR GIRL
Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Request appropriate boy/girl label at drop off location or download here and print off at home the attach to box. Mark the correct age category and tape the label to the top of your box.
3- FILL WITH GIFTS
Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child (Click here for Gift Suggestions Ideas)
4- INCLUDE $7 DONATION PER BOX
Help cover shipping and other costs related to delivering your shoeboxes to children overseas by donating $7 for each gift you prepare. You can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on the memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the items inside your shoebox. If you are preparing multiple gifts, please make one combined donation. Note: Follow Your Box is only available through online giving.
Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.
6- DROP OFF
Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and bring it to the drop-off location nearest you during National Collection Week, November 16–23, 2015. If you are in the Shady District, that is our church! 2924 Grandview Rd. Beaver, WV 25813.
Not in the Shady District Area? Check out the Drop-off Locations page to find the closest collection site. Or, call 1-800-353-5949.
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Source: Samaritan’s Purse