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How to Pack a Shoebox


Find a Shoebox

Start with a shoebox about the size of an A4 piece of paper. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.

If you can’t find a shoebox this size, order a pre-printed shoebox.

To Pack a Shoebox Online, click here.


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.


Fill with Gifts

Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies.

See Our Gift Suggestions


Or download and print our list of suggested gifts.



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


Label & Donate

To make sure your shoebox gift gets to a child of the right gender and age, order a label for each of your shoeboxes here. You also have the option to Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox gifts.
Labels offer a way for you to give the necessary $10 donation per shoebox to provide for collection, processing, shipping, and other project costs.

Get Label

If you prefer to download and print basic labels, remember to include in your box the $10 donation per shoebox gift.



Take your shoebox gift to a local drop-off location around Australia and New Zealand during National Collection: 17-31 October 2022.

Drop-off Locations