Gifts-in-Kind Opportunities

It’s easy for your business or organization to support Operation Christmas Child through in-kind donations. From toys and school supplies to machinery and transportation, the opportunities are endless.

Make a difference in the lives of hurting children

It’s easy for your business or organization to become involved with our Gifts-in-Kind program.  There are many more children who need to know the true meaning of Christmas.  Will you join us?

A partnership in giving. Join us as we share the gospel through the power of a simple gift.

Email or give us a call at 1-800-303-1269 to see how you can get involved.

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Benefits for your company:

  • Significant tax deductions
  • Clear out large quantities of excess inventory (over-stock, discontinued, misprinted, unsalable items) that you currently pay to store or throw away)
  • Prevent discontinued product from entering the domestic market (all shoebox gift items are distributed overseas)

We can use:

A variety of gift items to fill shoebox gifts for hurting children:

  • Hygiene Items (toothbrushes, hair brushes, combs, hair bows, face cloths, bar soap)
  • School Supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, calculators)
  • Toys (yo-yo’s, toy cars, marbles, stuffed animals, small instruments)
  • Clothing Items (outdated branded clothing, t-shirts, hats, flip-flops, sunglasses)

Hospitality supplies for thousands of volunteers who assist us in inspecting, packing, and shipping the shoebox gifts overseas

  • Plastic cutlery, paper plates, napkins, and paper cups
  • Food (beverages, baked goods, lunch items, soup)

Warehouse supplies to keep our processing centres running smoothly

  • Markers, tapeguns, utility knives, packing tape, elastics, and more


  • Equipment such as forklifts, floor trucks, scales, etc. can be given outright, loaned to us for a short time, or donated as a rental.

Warehouse Space (locations)

  • Before being shipped overseas, each gift must be inspected and prepared. Hundreds of thousands of shoeboxes and thousands of volunteers take up a lot of space. You can help us each fall by donating empty warehouse space to be used as a processing center. Facilities from 30,000 to 100,000 square feet are needed in the Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Transportation to move hundreds of thousands of gifts cross-Canada and internationally


  • Your gift of print, radio, television, or online advertising or airtime can have a tremendous impact by inspiring more individuals to pack shoebox gifts.


  • Gifts such as tickets to events or attractions can provide exciting incentives that can be used during Operation Christmas Child special promotions or contests.


  • Operation Christmas Child produces a considerable amount of promotional materials each year. Production of these materials happens during the second quarter of each year.


  • If you have a question about your product or service as a gift-in-kind, please email us at

Email or give us a call at 1-800-303-1269 to see how you can get involved.

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Ways you can help


Pray that each child who receives an Operation Christmas Child shoebox will participate in The Greatest Journey discipleship program, and that each child in the program will know, love, and accept Christ.


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