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100 Shoebox Ideas for Boys and Girls

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Stumped or searching for ideas on things to put in your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and need a little inspiration? Sometimes it just takes a list to get the inspiration flowing!

Two of my online friends have put together a list of 100 Shoebox Ideas for Girls and Boys and are sharing them today on their blogs. Click on the images below to visit their posts and find ideas for items to include in your boxes.


100 Shoebox Ideas for Girls


100 Shoebox Ideas for Boys

While a box full of candy would be nice, it’s also a good idea to include items from some {or all} of the following areas: personal hygiene, school supplies, fun toys, building or work tools, yummy treats, clothing, and other special items to treasure. The kids will love anything you include in the boxes. Every little gift matters!

National Collection Week varies each year, but is always in November. Not sure where to bring your boxes?  Find a shoebox drop-off location near you.

Here are a few helpful links about Operation Christmas Child


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  1. Karen@Prekinders.com says

    Thanks for sharing those ideas! I have my boxes so full, and I always wish I could put in a little more.

  2. Thank you for these great ideas. I have always been intimidated by the shoe boxes so I have never done one. Hopefully I am not too late to do it at our ballet studio.

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