Operation Christmas Child - Box Processing

Our shoebox processing network

A vital part of the Operation Christmas Child year takes place behind the scenes in the immediate weeks that follow drop-off locations being open. It’s during this period that thousands of generous supporters donate their time to manually check hundreds of thousands of shoeboxes for safety and customs compliance before they’re sent to children in need around the world.

This process takes place in around 30 locations around the UK. Each year, many of these locations need to be relocated and newly negotiated, depending on the availability of vacant premises and the goodwill and generosity of local businesses. Many of our teams work faithfully in small premises with limited opportunity to welcome many volunteers.

Whatever your preferred way of working, everyone loves a day in the processing centre.

It’s our hope that this will allow many more of our supporters to participate in this important work that goes on beyond the weeks of colourful shoebox generosity we all enjoy being part of in the first part of November. If you are in reasonable travelling distance from Junction 2 of the M5 – we’d love you to join us. You can book a slot (or multiple slots) using the link below:

Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm & 7pm-9pm

Saturdays, 10am – 4pm