Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

Its that time of year again!
One of the most exciting things we do as a family all year long is to get out and pack up shoe boxes full of little gifts for Operation Christmas Child

Very important right now as the collection days for the boxes are in Nov and Dec
all you do is pack a shoebox with toys/gifts/candies/etc and drop it off at certain locations- it is SO easy. The boxes are sent to over 130 countries and given to poor children around the world. You can pick a boy or a girl in different age groups. We LOVE doing this stuff-- the inside kids get really involved. It makes the kids that get the boxes SOOOO happy.You can pack 1 shoebox or 5 or 10, whatever-- even just 1 can make such a big difference!!
There is nothing that brings me joy like putting these boxes together and as I shop, imagining the little girls and boys who will open them and see the presents and realize that there is someone out there who is thinking of them, praying for them, and loving them. Sharing the love of Jesus with them, even though I don't know them. I hope that someday in Heaven I will get to meet the children who have received the boxes I sent over the years.
If you need some ideas for what to put in boxes, here are some things I like to include:
new T-shirt, new socks, new underpants
toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, barrettes
hard candies, gum, fig newtons
small stuffed animal, crayons, drawing pad, colored pencils
yo-yo, light up sticks/light up bracelets & necklaces

It takes SO little for us to share God's love and help change a child's life... PLEASE participate this year.
Visit their website for details-- click on the title of this post to be redirected to their page.

1 comment:

Michelle's Day said...

This year, my kids did shoe boxes in their classes. My oldest son's class had a bake sale to raise money for Samaritan's Purse for shoe box shipping costs.

btw -- LOVE your fall background!! :-)