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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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It’s that time of year again!  Time to pack our Operation Christmas Child boxes.  If you’re like me, then you get stuck in a rut and end up packing the same things year after year.   You don’t need to aim for the largest shoebox ever, just go for things you think a kid would love!

Here’s a list of great items you can pack in your box to help you spice it up this year.

65 Things to Pack in OCC Boxes

1.  Silly Putty

2.  Hacky Sack

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3.  Finger Puppets

4.  Legos

flashlight

5.  Solar Powered Flashlight

6.  Jump Rope

7.  Harmonica

8.  Kazoo

9.  Slinky

flatware

10.  Plastic Eating Utensils

11.  Crafting Kit

12.  Beach Ball

13.  Comb

14.  Colorful Bandages

15.  Hand Wipes

16.  Lip Balm

17.  Travel Sewing Kit

pom-pom

18.  Football Pom Poms

19.  Deflated Soccer Ball + Pump

20.  Dolls

21.  Barrettes

22.  Bracelets

stamps

23.  Ink Pad + Stamp Kit

water-cup

24.  Collapsible Water Bottle

25.  Washcloth

26.  Construction Kit

27.  Play Doh

28.  Glitter

29.  Glue Stick

30.  Sidewalk Chalk

31.  Pencils

32.  Pencil Sharpener

33.  Crayons

34.  Coloring Book

35.  Kid’s Meal Toys

flip-flop

36.  Flip Flops

37.  Ballet Slippers

38.  Hat

39.  Tiara

40.  Clip-On Earrings

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41.  Crazy Straws

42.  Small Reusable Containers

43.  Maracas

44.  Whistle

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45.  Kaleidoscope

46.  Socks

47.  Water Shoes

48.  Pencil Case

49.  Toy Binoculars

50.  A Personal Note

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51.  Pencil Streamer Wand

52.  Hard Candy (that can’t melt)

53.  Stickers

54.  Toothbrush

55. Bar of Soap

56.  DIY Fishing Kit

57.  DIY Sewing Kit

58.  String Back Pack

59.  Small Etch-A-Sketch

60.  Matchbox Cars

61.  Yo-yo

62.  Sunglasses

63.  Bouncy Ball

64.  Small Puzzle Sets

65.  A Photo of You!

    • Crystal

      I just love packing shoeboxes. I’ve got 16 well underway. I start shopping right after Christmas when all the clearance hits 75% off. I’ve learning over the years the best places to look and when. I have to say I’ve found most of my items at Walgreens, Rite-aide, CVS and Michaels. I get all the cheap school supplies each week during the summer when they are super cheap. This keeps the cost down while spreading it out over a long period of time. It’s the only way I could do so many boxes. I pack bigger boxes then the printed ones from OCC. I always have stuff leftover which Iet my mom have for her boxes. I think she’s been packing around 10.
      I get a really great feeling when I think of 16 children around the world receiving one of the boxes my daughter and I have packed.
      We’ve been doing it a long time so that’s alot of boxes. I started out doing several each year and then doing one more each year then the year before but I’ve had to stop. The $7 for each box was starting to add up to alot right at Christmas. But I’m happy doing 16!