St. Nicholas is the patron saint of seafarers, as well as of children; a wonderful connection for Christmas Giving to the Seafarers!

Each year approximately 8,000 to 11,000 Christmas boxes are provided free of charge to our visiting Seafarers. Decorated shoe boxes filled with many useful items are donated by numerous community churches, school children, individuals and corporations from Texas and through the Midwest.

This original program has grown in popularity with Seafarers throughout the years.

If you do not have the time to buy and assemble Christmas Shoeboxes for distribution let us do that for you and give them in your name. You can click on the link below to order and it will ship to the Center for assembly and carrying onboard ships during the Christmas season.

8, 569 shoeboxes gifted to Seafarers during the 2023-2024 Christmas season. Look for our 2024-2025 Christmas Shoebox Letter to go out in the July – August 2024 timeframe. Thanks to all our 148 separate contributors from churches, corporations, and individuals.