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Operation Christmas Child

Oct 06, 2021

How to Pack a Shoebox In Person How to Pack a Shoebox Online

We are on our way to impacting 1500 kids for Christ


We're incredibly excited to be partnering with Operation Christmas Child this year to send shoebox gifts to 1,500 children.

When shoebox gifts are distributed (through local churches or Christians at an outreach event), the Gospel is shared in a child-friendly way and all children are invited to trust Jesus. Children also have the opportunity to participate in a follow-up discipleship program. No matter what campus or online service you attend, we encourage you and your family to build a shoebox at home or online and pray for the child who will be receiving it.

Pick up your shoebox at BRAVE any weekend in October. Shoeboxes are due back by November 14.

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How to Pack a Shoebox In Person

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  1. Find a Shoebox
    Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately. You can also pick up a shoebox at BRAVE any weekend in October.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Download a list of suggested and approved gifts.
  4. Pray
    Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
  5. Drop Off
    Bring your filled shoebox to BRAVE during Weekend Services by November 14.