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Have you packed your shoe boxes yet? With all the deals that we find in stores, Operation Christmas Child is the perfect way to use your mad shopping skills for good. Take your toothpaste, toothbrush and soap deals and pair that with great crayon deals and small toys to bring the joy of Christmas to kids all over the world.
A few years ago I got to go and personally deliver these boxes to kids in Haiti. When we drove into the first town we saw kids playing with used motor oil bottles they had turned into a car, and many many children with no toys at all. The kids get their boxes and then wait patiently to all open them together. As we count down from 4 (that’s their custom) the kids ripped into their boxes with the more glee then some of them looked like they had ever had. Their happiness brings tears to my eyes to type about it.
Of eveything in these boxes, what did they love the most? Cheap sunglasses, and letters. I want you to realize that packing a shoe box doesn’t mean spending a lot of money, it’s about filling a small box with things that would make a child smile. Please write a small note in your box, they will find someone that can read English to them and the kids love it. Some kids stop and didn’t look at anything else in the box until the had the note read for them.
Are you ready to get started?
Grab a shoebox or a small shoebox sized plastic box and get packing! To help get you in the spirit watch Si from Duck Dynasty pack his very first box this year.
I’ll share a list of deals later tonight to help you get started.