One of our favorite things to do as we approach the holidays is to participate in Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Since this week is their National Collection Week, I figured I’d share with you all what we included in our shoe boxes that we filled this year.
We worked together with my parents and collectively filled 8 shoe boxes. We filled two 5-9 year old girls, two 5-9 year old boys, two 10-14 year old girls, and two 10-14 year old boy boxes.
Here’s what we included in our boxes:
5-9 Girls: Coloring book, crayons, notepad, pencils, pencil sharpener, glue stick, Barbie doll, Barbie clothes set, t-shirt, cup, socks, 2 combs, wash cloth, bar soap, jump rope, utensil set, little zipper bag, 2 tooth brushes, headband, hair ties, plastic bead necklaces, plastic bead and bell bracelet, hand-crank flash light, and chapstick
10-14 Girls: Adult coloring book, colored pencils, 2 notepads, pencils, pencil sharpener, glue stick, mini sewing kit, scarf, t-shirt, socks, 2 combs, wash cloth, bar soap, 2 tooth brushes, cup, utensil set, little zipper bag, headband, hair ties, folding comb with mirror, deodorant, candle, hand-crank flash light, and chapstick
5-9 Boys: Coloring book, crayons, 2 notepads, pencils, pencil sharpener, glue stick, colored duct tape, comb, t-shirt, socks, 2 tooth brushes, cup, utensil set, yo-yo toy, dinosaur toy, toy car, paddle ball toy, wash cloth, bar soap, hand-crank flash light, and chapstick
10-14 Boys: Multi-tool screwdriver, plyers, 2 notepads, colored pencils, pencils, pencil sharpener, glue stick, 3 bungee cords, t-shirt, socks, 2 tooth brushes, cup, utensil set, zipper bag, wash cloth, bar soap, comb, duct tape, hand-crank flash light, and chapstick
I love hearing about how other people fill their Operation Christmas Child boxes, did you fill a shoebox this year? If so, what did you include in yours?
If you are not familiar with Operation Christmas Child, here is a little snippet about it from the Samaritan’s Purse website: Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
If you would like more information about Operation Christmas Child, click here to visit their website