Since 1993, 188 million children have received a shoebox.  Last year, over 9 million children received a shoebox. We are asking each child and youth to decorate a plastic shoebox and fill it for a child who would not normally receive anything at Christmas time. Our contact with the organization has suggested that we use plastic shoeboxes.  This is a plastic container the size of a regular shoebox and can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Dollar Stores and Hobby Lobby. These boxes go to countries where they have heavy rains, flooding and insect problems.  The regular cardboard shoebox does not hold up in these conditions. The plastic shoebox will allow the child to keep their special things in it.  You can decorate the plastic shoebox with Christmas paper.  We will have plastic shoeboxes available after worship service in the lobby for your convenience.  

If you are not comfortable to go shopping in the store or are unable to, you can choose to “Build A Shoebox” online.  The cost is $25.00 and you can select the items for your shoebox.  This includes a nice plastic red & green shoebox.  Click Here and it will take you directly to the site to build your shoebox.  This site will automatically add your shoebox to our church total for online shoeboxes.

Dates to remember:

October 17, 24 & 31 – Everyone bring your shoebox to the church lobby.  If you are bringing your shoebox on a weekday, take it to the church office during regular business hours.

The donation for each plastic shoebox is $1.00. Due to the COVID virus we will not be giving out change this year. Please bring the exact amount.

This is an opportunity for our children to have a visual picture of how God can multiply their one shoebox with others when everyone does their part in helping to minister to others.

If you have a child younger than 4 years old or would like to participate as a family or single person there will be extra envelopes at Guest Services in the foyer of the church. You are welcome to take one. Please bring your filled shoebox to the church portico no later than October 31.

There are two options to pay the $9.00 shipping cost. If you have ever wondered where your shoebox is going, then you will want to choose option #1. 


  1. Give online through EZ Give at You will receive a label with scan bars. Put the label on the outside top of your shoebox.  Your box will be registered with this label and tracked until it reaches its destination. Each box you do must have a registered label in order to be tracked.  You will be notified via e-mail about the destination of your shoebox (s).
  2. Place a check for $9.00 in the attached envelope. Checks are recommended, no cash please.  If your family is doing more than one box, you can combine the shipping cost into one check.  Place the envelope inside your shoebox.


Please place 2 rubber bands around your shoebox and lid.

The children receiving a shoebox will also receive a booklet telling them about Jesus from His birth through the resurrection. They will be given an opportunity to ask Jesus into their heart. Please pray for the children receiving these shoeboxes.  The children can also choose to sign up for “The Greatest Journey”.  This is a 12 week discipleship program.

Changes this year concerning the COVID-19 virus and variant:

  • We are asking everyone dropping off shoeboxes to wear a mask if you will be getting out of your vehicle.
  • If you feel more comfortable, you can remain in your car. While volunteers are unloading your shoeboxes, a volunteer will bring the sign in sheet to you with a sanitized pen.
  • Thank you for helping us follow the CDC and Seminole County guidelines. If needed, we will make other adjustments for the week of collection.

We will be receiving filled shoeboxes as follows:

November 15-19    Monday – Friday    4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

November 20         Saturday   1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

November 21         Sunday      4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

November 22         Monday     9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you will be bringing in a large number of shoeboxes, please call the church office to make arrangements so that we can be prepared when you arrive. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church and leave a message at 407-862-3893.  You can also Becky Wade directly before the collection week at Please reference OCC or shoeboxes so I will know it is safe to open your e-mail.  We will return your call or your e-mail as soon as possible.