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Trinity Lutheran & Providence Preparatory


2018 Operation Christmas Child Collection


Pack Your Shoebox

a. Fill an average size cardboard or plastic shoebox (see suggestions). Wrap it if you want!

b. Indicate on the label what gender and age child the gifts are for.

c. Pray, pray, pray over that box! Add a picture or note to personalize.

d. Turn it in to Trinity or Providence with $9 no later than November 11th or call Beth Ewing at 979-645-0441 to arrange for a meet-up / pickup.


Don’t have time to pack a shoebox?  Please consider donating $9, $18, or $27

to cover the cost of shipping and project costs for someone else’s shoebox.


What Happens to Your Shoebox

Worldwide Distribution

Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.


Outreach Events

Pastors around the world host shoebox distributions in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients.


Discipleship & Multiplication

As a result of what they learn in The Greatest Journey, boys and girls grow in Christ and share with friends and family. The students also invite others to their graduations where the Gospel is shared. This often brings parents, siblings, and friends to accept Christ and become active members in the local church. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started, and communities are transformed.




A WOW toy! Dolls, soccer balls with pumps, and stuffed animals are big hits.


Hygiene Products

2 Toothbrushes (no paste)


Comb / Hairbrush
Colorful Bandages

Lip Balm (non medicated)


Useful Items

Sewing Kits
Flip Flops

Hammer / Nails
Screwdriver / Screws
Undies / T-Shirts

Plastic Bowls / Metal Silverware (Wal-Mart kitchen area for .88, butter knives are ok)


School Supplies

Paper out of package / sm & med notebooks

Colored Pencils


Coloring Books
Glue Sticks

String back pack


Fill it with Toys!

Travel Games
Hacky Sack
Travel Puzzle

Hats  Tiaras

Sidewalk Chalk
Finger Puppets
Sm Stuffed Animals

Jump Rope

Little Cars
Bouncy Balls
Craft Kit




Candy, food, toothpaste, used items, war-related items including toy soldiers & guns, knives, seeds, liquids, lotions, medications, vitamins, glass, snow globes, or aerosol cans.



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