Saturday, November 7, 2015

Operation Christmas Child

Ever since our kids were young, we've made up a box or two each year for Operation Christmas Child, the brainchild of Franklin Graham, the founder of Samaritan's Purse.

You start with a shoebox -- then fill it with goodies you think a child would enjoy.
    (Our box this year, for a girl 5-9 years old, included toothbrush and toothpaste, a jumprope, jacks, three little baby dolls, colored markers, toys...and a candy bracelet.)

A $7 donation gets it on its way...and in a new program this year, actually tells you where your package will be sent! I love this...have always wondered where our boxes ended up.

The collecting week is Nov. 16-23, but the folks at Samaritan's Purse would be thrilled if you'd get your box delivered sooner. Check in your area -- many churches and social groups have collecting points.

It's an easy way to share our many blessings with others...and know that our gifts and donations actually reach them.
    For more on Operation Christmas Child, go here. 


grammajudyb said...

We participated in Operation Christmas Child when our grandchildren were smaller. I need to see about getting involved again. Thanks for the reminder!

Cindy Brick said...

I'm so glad I brought it up, then! We've participated in this for years...when our kids lived at home, and we kept on when they left.

I really believe in this program. It's been a joy to so many children. Glad you're considering doing it again.

thanks for writing.

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