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It’s time to start stocking up on everything you will need to pack an Operations Christmas Child Box! This is my families favorite outreach program that really helps us teach our girls about the spirit of giving and gives us a good reminder as well.
A little bit about OCC
The program is run by Samaritan’s Purse. They delivers shoeboxes full of toys, toiletries, school supplies and candy to over 75 countries. It’s an opportunity to support children who may have never received a single gift in their entire lives.
I got to travel to Haiti with Samaritan’s Purse a few years ago to deliver shoeboxes; so I can tell you from personal experience that every item in each box will be treasured by the kid receiving it! After the kids get their gifts, they stay with the program, receive a bible program in their own language, and participate in a discipleship program that teaches them the Gospel of Jesus!
If you can’t decide about making a box, I urge you to watch this, it’s a glimpse of pure joy!
Tips for packing boxes
-Hit the sale or clearance deals first when you go to the store.
-Look for FREE or very cheap deals as you are shopping for your family.
-Look for Back To School Deals for cheap school supplies and more!
Things to include in your box:
-Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
There are a few things you will not want to include:
-Any candy that will melt (that means chocolate is out)
-Toys based off of weapons
-Liquids of any kind
-Items that may break or shatter
-Anything used or damaged