Christmas Shoebox Gifts 
October 17–November 22
Oak Brook & Butterfield
Christmas Shoebox Gifts 
October 17–November 22
Oak Brook & Butterfield

Christmas Shoebox Gifts

Christmas can be a challenging time for families in need, and pressing financial obligations often mean little or no money left over for children’s gifts. Join the Food Pantry Team in providing Christmas Shoeboxes to bless these precious children with presents. In many cases, the gift you donate or pack will be the only one a child receives.

Shoebox gifts will be distributed to children between the ages of 4 and 8 by our participating mission partners and the Christ Church Butterfield congregation. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child!

Who Distributes the Christmas Shoeboxes I Donate?
•Christ Church/Salvation Army Food Pantry | Oakbrook Terrace
•Butterfield Corridor Community | Lombard/Downers Grove
•Christ’s Vineyard | Chicago
•Inner City Impact | Chicago
•LOVE Christian Clearinghouse: Toy Express | Clarendon Hills
•Caring Network Illinois | Downers Grove
•Resilient | Villa Park
•Salam Christian Fellowship | Lombard

How Can I Donate a Christmas Gift Shoebox?

Step 1: Fill your shoebox (or any box or bag from home) with items that would bring joy to a child:

  • Hat and Gloves
  • Socks
  • Comb/Hair Pick
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Crayons
  • Candy
  • Small Toys or Stuffed Animals
  • Board Games
  • School Supplies or Art Supplies

Step 2: Detach the sheet that's taped to the box, then cut out and tape one of the "BOY" or "GIRL" labels to the top of the shoebox to indicate if the gift is for a boy or a girl.

Step 3: Return your filled, unwrapped and unsealed shoeboxes to either the Oak Brook or Butterfield campus by Sunday, November 22 so they can be sorted and prepared for wrapping. 

All shoeboxes will be wrapped by volunteers at our Butterfield campus throughout the month of November. Interested in wrapping some shoeboxes? Email us at, or call Doug Nelson at 630.674.7116.


When Can I Pick Up Empty Boxes or Drop Off Christmas Gift Shoeboxes?




Flat Shoebox Pickup:


Saturdays: October 17 & 24
9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Pick up empty shoeboxes from the white moving truck in the parking lot.



October 18 & 25:

8:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m.

November 1:

8:30—11:30 a.m.

Pick up empty shoeboxes on tables outside the main entrance doors. 



Filled Shoebox Dropoff:


Sundays: November 1, 8, 15 & 22:
8:30—11:30 a.m.

Drop off filled shoeboxes on the white moving truck in the parking lot.


October 18—November 22

8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


Pick up flat boxes, and drop off filled boxes, on the cart outside Door 1 or inside the worship space.