National collection week for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child program has come and gone, but it’s not too late to make a global impact.

Canadians who want to pack gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need can still do so online at

Samaritan’s Purse will pack age- and gender-appropriate gift items into each box. Donors can also choose from a menu of other items, and further personalize their boxes by uploading a photo and note for each box.

“Children who receive shoebox gifts cherish each item inside, but they treasure the notes and photos—just knowing who sent them that shoebox means the world to them,” said Kendra Shields, director of Operation Christmas Child.

Canadians went online to fill more than 23,000 shoeboxes with gifts via during the 2022 shoebox season.