Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shoebox Time!

It's that time of year again.... time to think about packing your shoebox for Operation Christmas Child! Right now is collection time!

Not sure what Operation Christmas Child is? Samaritan's Purse collects shoebox's from all over the country. These boxes are filled with goodies for a child in need in a third world country. They are then given to these children for Christmas! Not only are they given a Christmas gift (it may be their first one ever!) but they are also given something so much greater than gifts, they hear the gospel in their own language!

Want to be a part? First you choose whether you want to buy gifts for a boy or a girl and which age category (2-4, 5-9, or 10-14).

You then fill the box with little goodies! There are hygiene items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and wash clothes, as well as fun things such as coloring books, hair accessories, play jewelry, and stickers!

You then pack it all into a shoebox either provided by Samaritan's Purse or your own, and drop it off at the nearest location. It is suggested to give a $7 donation to help with postage to mail these packages overseas. And believe me, packages are expensive to mail overseas! If you give online, you can track your package and find out what country it ends up in!

Ready to be a part? Head on over to Operation Christmas Child to find out more!

Aren't able to go shopping? That's okay, you can build a shoebox online here!

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