IMS are proud to support this year’s shoebox gift appeal to help make a child smile this Christmas.

IMS Group is once again collaborating with Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child to support their efforts to provide shoebox gifts to children worldwide who are affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, and famine. We are delighted to be the collection point for shoebox gifts and help spread joy to children. Pack a shoebox gift and make a child happy this Christmas.

What is Operation Christmas Child?

The Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts‑filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world. For many of these children, the gift—filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 198 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 170 countries and territories. This year, the project expects to collect its 200 millionth gift-filled shoebox!

During National Collection Week (Nov. 14–21, 2022), Samaritan’s Purse will collect the gift‑filled shoeboxes from thousands of locations, IMS group being one of them.

Do not include:

  • Candy
  • Toothpaste
  • Used or damaged items
  • War‑related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures
  • Seeds
  • Chocolate or food; liquids or lotions
  • Medications or vitamins
  • Breakable items, such as snow globes or glass containers or aerosol cans.

How to Pack a Shoebox

Operation Christmas Child delivers great joy to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Each box packed full of quality toys, school supplies, and personal care items becomes a tangible expression of immense love for the child. For many, it is their first gift ever!


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