National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts is November 18-25. Are your boxes ready?
My very favorite give of the year is joining with Samaritan’s Purse to send shoebox gifts around the world for Operation Christmas Child. I like it because
1) It’s a tangible way to teach both gratitude and giving to children, and they can participate fully.
2) We truly feel part of a team as millions of boxes are delivered around the world.
3) It’s something I can shop and plan for throughout the year, buying items on sale, getting the best bang for my buck.
Last week our grade school church classes gathered all of our goods. We packed and prayed over 18 boxes. This week, November 18-25, is National Collection Week, and there’s still time to join in the fun and impact a child’s life!
If you’re unsure where to start, Samaritan’s Purse offers suggestions on how to pack a shoebox. Take you box to your nearest drop off location, and then, if you’d like, you can even follow your box around the world to see where it lands!
Is shoebox packing a tradition for your family? What are your favorite items to pack?