Time to pack your Christmas shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. National Collection Week is November 18 thru November 25, 2019.
Visit Samaritan's Purse
for more information on how to pack a box. You'll find what's allowed and not allowed. You sure don't want to include something that will cause your box to be declined.
Many churches and organizations provide boxes that you can put together and fill, but if you can't find access to pre-printed boxes, you can always use a regular shoe box. Just browse Samaritan's Purse
and read the details about Operation Christmas Child.
If you don't have time to shop for gifts you can even build a box online. Just pick age and sex of the child and Samaritan's Purse will build you a box for $25. 00
Today Matt and I shopped for a girl age 2-4 and a boy age 10-14. We put the boxes together and he stuffed the goodies inside. Then he wrote a little note to go in each shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. This lets the child know that someone was thinking of them and wishing them a Merry Christmas. This is a good opportunity to involve children in acts of kindness.
So get out there and get your SHOEBOX on! There is still time to participate, but don't hesitate. November 25th will be here before you know it!
Operation Christmas Child
If you love doing things with your children or grandchildren, take a look at this post on a family tradition that we've been doing since 2004:
Creating Family Traditions