Do you want to help? I hope so! I would like to challenge you to see how frugally you can pack a box (it’s ok, you can start with just one – but if you start now, I promise you’ll have more than one by next November!)
OR you can make a difference this year with OCC’s Build A Box campaign!
Build A Box is an online tool for people who may have missed packing a shoe box gift this year. You can also “Adopt” a box’s shipping costs or “Give” a box to a friend; they will be able to go online and pack a unique gift for a needy child overseas, even
uploading a photo and note of encouragement.
- Build A Box is a fun and easy way to bless a needy child by giving a shoe box gift online.
- You can customize your shoe box by selecting items from our list and adding a personal letter and photo.
- A minimum contribution of $35 will be used to build and send a shoe box.
- Visit the project’s website at www.samaritanspurse.org, select a child’s age and gender, shop through an online selection of gifts, “pack” them in an empty shoe box, and finish it off with a noteof encouragement.
- Then through tracking technology, donors can “follow” the box to the destination country where it will be hand-delivered.
- In addition to building your own box online, you can also:
- “Send” a box by making a donation of $35 to cover the cost of building a shoe box gift and shipping, and Operation Christmas Child will pack and send a box for you.
- “Give” a friend, family member, or coworker the opportunity to build a box. Donate the amount and invite them to participate. Operation Christmas Child will send an email to them, giving them the privilege of packing a shoe box gift for a needy child.
- “Adopt” a shoe box for $7. Many shoe boxes Operation Christmas Child receives are not accompanied by a donation. Help cover the shipping cost to send them overseas.
- Build A Box will be online through the end of the year.