The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication.

We will have a table in the entryway beginning October 27th for people to pick up a shoebox or you may choose to fill a plastic box. Fill the box with toys, dolls, instruments, and art supplies to be sent to a child somewhere in the world. All boxes and donations are due by November 17th. The cost this year is $9, this cost provides children with a Bible printed in several languages. Please make checks payable to Samaritan’s Purse. This is so important because for many children, it is the first time they will ever hear the Word of God. Our goal this year is to send 300 shoeboxes from Church of the Lakes, please help make this possible.

How to Pack a Shoebox

Get your Shoebox

Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately.

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.

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.



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

Follow Your Box Labels

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

If you prefer to use the basic labels given out at church, please remember to include your $9 donation per shoebox.


Bring your shoebox gift back to church by Sunday, November 17th.

Please contact Angela Schneider with any questions.