- Packing, Collecting & Shipping – People pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Churches and groups collect these boxes the third week of November. Then, thousands of volunteers inspect and prepare the shoeboxes for international shipping.
- Worldwide Distribution – Long before shoeboxes arrive in ore than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the Gospel and bless children.
- Outreach Events – Churches around the world hand out shoebox gifts at festive outreach events where the Gospel is clearly presented. Christians also take gifts to orphanages, hospitals, and at-risk places to share the hope of Christ. Along with the gifts, we offer Gospel booklets called The Greatest Gift to help shoebox recipients learn about God’s greatest gift, His Son, Jesus Christ.
- Discipleship & Multiplication – After receiving a shoebox gift, children have the opportunity to enroll in our 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. As a result of what they learn, boys and girls grow in Christ and share Him with others. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started, and communities are transformed.
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