January 8, 2017

Example of What to Pack in an OCC Shoebox for 10-14 Boy - 2016

What to pack in an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox for a 10 to 14 year old boy.

Here's an Operation Christmas Child shoebox my dad packed for a 10-14 boy this year.    This shoebox was 394 inches cubed, for comparison, a GO box is 306 inches cubed, so it's pretty close in size.   Here's one of the 10-14 boy shoeboxes he packed in 2015.  

If you'd like ideas for other ages be sure to check out my posts on boxes from this year for: Girl 2-4   Boy 2-4Girl 5-9Boy 5-9, & Girl 10-14.

NOTE:  Different countries have different restrictions on what can be packed in a shoebox due to customs, and 2016 is the last year for candy in the USA.  Be sure to check the guidelines from your national organization before packing!

What went into the shoebox gift:

  • Hygiene Supplies:
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothbrush case
    • Ivory soap (bagged)
    • Soap case (snack container)
    • Golf towel
    • Comb 
  • School Supplies:
      • Pencils
        • 5-regular
        • 2-decorative 
        • 1-mechanical
      • Pens
        • 2-blue
        • 2-black
        • 1-red
      • Pencil Sharpener
      • Eraser 
      • Compass & Protractor set
      • Ruler
      • Desk plate with geography & math info
      • Lined notebook
    • Art Supplies:
      • Colored pencils
      • Plain pad of paper
      • Scissors
      • Practical items: 
        • Fishing kit & instructions (printed from here & here)
        • Tote bag
        • Flashlight with extra batteries
        • Work gloves
      • To wear:
        • Shirt
        • Socks
      • Toys 
      • Candy ( bagged & in original wrapping) UPDATE:  As of 2017 not allowed.
      • Personal correspondence (not pictured)

      And here's how it was packed:

      Bottom layer of gifts in an OCC shoebox for a 10 to 14 year old boy.

      The ruler had to go catercorner to fit, but Dad did a good job of fitting things in around  it, so it didn't take up too much room 

      Adding clothing & soft items in an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for 10 to 14 year old boy.

      Soft things

      Packing an OCC shoebox for a 10 to 14 year old boy.

      How he got the large, plastic desk plate to fit

      Adding a towel to an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a 10 to 14 year old boy.

      Towel folded on top

      For some of our girl shoeboxes check out these posts:  Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes for 10 to 14 Year Old Girls.


      Linda K said...

      When I read down through the contents of the box it seemed impossible to get all that into a shoebox! Then seeing pictures of the layers showing how it was done gave me some ideas for my own packing. What instructions are needed for fishing kits? I've made fishing kits but have no idea what instructions to include (not being a fishing person).

      Sarah said...

      Glad to hear it helped you get ideas on fitting things in!

      I've only fished a couple times myself, but here's the link to the two things I printed off the internet to include:

      ...I think I'll edit the post to include the links.

      Linda K said...

      Thanks, Sarah, for the fishing links. I'm going to print them out to include with my shoebox fishing supplies!

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