The idea is that you fill an empty shoe box with gifts like, a piece of clothing, a toy to play with, a toiletry item, a toy to love like a bear or doll and something for school. You also donate $7 to the cost of transporting the box overseas and can even track where your gift ends up. It is a wonderful thing to do with the whole family and teaches your children about others who might not be as fortunate as they are. There are many inexpensive items that can go in to fill a box and make another childs life a bit brighter.
You can become involved by reading more here on their website http://operationchristmaschild.org.au/