OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD National Collection Week is November 18 – 25
What is Operation Christmas Child? It’s a way to give to children in need, around the globe on Christmas day. All it takes is a shoe box filled with thoughtful gifts and useful items.
Pack your shoe box with toys, hygiene items and school supplies. Consider including a photo and kind message. Track your shoe box and see its final destination to a girl or boy who will open it on December 25th!
Here is a shoe box I packed last year.
Shoe box #1:
Stuffed animal, bounce ball, hair accessories, glow in the dark flashlights with extra batteries, pens and pencils, notebooks, stickers, and toothbrushes
The Operation Christmas Child STEPS are easy:
- Find a shoe box – any shoe box in good condition will do! Or, you can order the red and green shoe boxes from Samaritan’s Purse. Just make sure they’ll arrive in time for National Collection Week.
- Go to Operation Christmas Child Once on the web site, Select Girl/Boy, Age Range, Donate $9 per shoe box, Print your label(s)
- Pack your shoe box.
- Take your shoe box to an official drop-off location. There are 5,000 drop-off locations across the USA.
- Save your tracking label receipt to track your box.
Shoe box #2:
Deflated soccer ball with pump, glow in the dark flashlights with extra batteries, baseball cap, pens & pencils, crayons, small notepads, toothbrush, and yo-yo – I quickly learned larger shoe boxes are easier!
Our shoe boxes were delivered to a “hard to reach” location in The Philippines.
I hope this post reaches many, and that you’ll share your shoe box 🙂
Cheers to a beautiful holiday 2019!