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We all have grand plans of packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child and some years, you just can’t find the time or completely forget. I wanted to let you know that you have a second chance!! Operation Christmas Child has a Build-A-Box program online. You can pick out what you want in your box and they pack and ship it. You just make a donation to cover the items and the shipping and you’re done.
If you can’t handle the cost of the box, you can help “adopt” a box that was built but no one provided the $7 for shipping.
Anything you can do to help get more boxes sent is awesome!!
Watching children receive these boxes in Haiti earlier this year, I was amazed that many of them had no idea what a present was. They rejoiced at some of the simplest items in their boxes. I met a girl from Romania that received a box when she was 12 (she’s now in her early 20’s) and her favorite thing was getting her own tube of toothpaste. She lived in a orphanage and had to share any hygiene items they had, most of them only got to bathe and brush teeth once a week. Seeing all of this first hand, I wish I could pack thousands of boxes. (There is actually an amazing man outside of Macon GA that packed over 22,000 last year!)
To encourage you to pack, how about a little Christmas Giveaway. For each entry I will also donate 50¢ towards adopting unpaid shipping on boxes.