City Warmer: Shoebox Gift

City Warmer is about giving back to the community.

To bring awareness about children in desperate situations and poor living conditions around the globe, we fill shoeboxes with DIY GIFTS hygiene items, school supplies, and toys. Join our shoebox packing party to show Love and Care to the CHILDREN OF THE WORLD!


November 6, 2021 (Sat)

1:30pm – 5:00pm

* Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the program to sign-in and settle down


Across U-hub (232 Hood Road, Markham, ON L3R 3K8)


  • Youth of 16 and above
  • Those who want to pack a Christmas Shoebox and send HOPE to children in need around the world

How Much?

Regular Price:

Registration Deadline:
Oct 31st, 2021


* Program fee includes shoebox gifts, packing materials, $10 donation per box to cover OCC project costs and shipping fee

What is the objective?

  • Raise the awareness of hurting children at desperate situations — victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine, and persecution
  • Make your own gift, make with your hands and hope!

What will you learn?

  • Understand the project of Operation Christmas Child
  • Get to know how you can pack shoeboxes and impact children and the communities
  • Learn how to pack a shoebox with appropriate items

Who is the instructor?

Staff from Samaritan’s Purse and Across U-hub volunteers

About Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Our mission is to provide local church partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and several other “sending” countries to children in the developing world and countries affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease. Distributions also occur in Aboriginal and Inuit communities in North America.

What will the workshop include?

  • Interactive group activities
  • DIY shoebox gifts
  • Shoebox packing
  • Video presentation