Operation Christmas Child is a branch of Samaritan's Purse ministries that collects shoeboxes and sends them around the world to children in need. We fill them with things such as toys, school supplies, and hygiene items.
There is a downloadable PDF below with gift ideas to put in the boxes. You can also "build" a shoebox entirely online (until Nov. 16th); that button is below as well.
New Hope will be collecting boxes on the following Sunday mornings: October 31st, November 7th, and November 14th which is the last collection day.