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.