Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Christmas Child

We are approaching the time of year when we would usually be thinking about our usual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Sunday here at EBC. This year, however, will be a little different, due to all the guidelines and rules in place to keep everyone safe in the middle of this pandemic. 

We are inviting you to pick up at least 2 empty, flat packed shoeboxes as well as a hat and scarf for each box and labels, from the church building either on a Sunday morning or during office hours in the week (from this week) . You can then take them home to fill, including hygiene items such as bar soap, a toothbrush and a sponge or flannel, making sure that the items are suitable for the age of the child you choose. A list of allowed and disallowed items for the Shoeboxes can be found below.

You will need to return your filled Shoeboxes by November 8th, ready for collection. If you are happy to, we would love you to film yourself making the boxes up and send these videos to us, to be shown on the Sunday morning.

Although this year will be different, we really encourage you to take part and get involved. These Shoeboxes continue to bring joy to children around the world as well as enabling us to show the love of God to them. 

If you have any questions please contact the church office at officestaff@ebc-bracknell.org or on 01344 487744. 

Return  your box to the church by 8th November  


Yes Please! We’d love you to choose from each of these 4 categories:

Bear, soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instrument.
For boys; trucks and cars. 
For girls; dolls, clip on earrings, etc.

Educational Supplies:
Felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, etc.

Hygiene Items:
Hairbrush, comb, hair clips, toothbrushes, flannels and soap.

Other Items:
Gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, hat, bangles, necklaces etc.  

All gifts should be new, please include items from each


No thanks, these items should not be included…

No Toothpaste.
No Sweets.
No food especially chocolate.
No medicine or vitamins of any kind.
No war related items: Toy guns, soldiers or knives of any kind.
No clothing other than listed above.
No fragile items: Glass containers, mirrors.
No liquids: including blow bubbles, shampoo, bubble bath, toiletry sets or aerosols. 
No dangerous items: Any sharp objects, scissors or razors.
Nothing of a political nature.
No hand knitted stuffed toys without a CE mark.


Don't forget to read the small print...

Due to import regulations, all gifts should be new and comply with the conditions listed above. Please make sure your gifts are age appropriate and that you do not send any items in a shoebox (intended for a small child), which might be swallowed or mistaken for sweets 

Make a donation - To help with the cost of transportation we will be asking for a donation of £5.00 per box.   
For more information and how to find us please click here.