How to Pack a Shoebox

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 5. Follow Your Box Labels

    Donate $9i online and receive a label to Follow Your Boxi and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.