Samaritan’s Purse is an International organization that gives relief in times of need worldwide. The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child, gives filled shoeboxes to children in need who may have never gotten a doll before or even a toothbrush! Since 1993, the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories.
Shoebox gifts are collected in the U.S., Australia, Finland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Spain, and the U.K.
Every year my kids and I love to go out and get small items from the Dollar Store or other stores around to fill a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. On Monday, November 13th, I will be in the cafeteria after school at WAAS filling shoeboxes. Please consider allowing your child to stay after school to help fill the shoeboxes and also consider donating a few small items to put in the boxes. I have all the shoeboxes needed for this.
Here’s what to do: Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.
Select a medium to large “wow” item such as a soccer ball with pump or stuffed animal, then fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.
Here’s a link to look at suggestions on what to pack and not pack.
Again, please consider donating a few small items to fill the shoeboxes and allow your child to help pack on the 13th. This will satisfy part of their community service hours.
Thanks so much,