Operation Christmas Child delivers a shoebox full of gifts for impoverished children all over the world. Volunteers (that's you!) fill the box with toys, school supplies, clothing and hygiene supplies and Samaritan's Purse delivers them via their own planes. This year they expect to surpass a total of over one hundred million shoeboxes distributed since the program was started in 1993.
If you want to read an awesome story about some of the kids who received these boxes check out this post. It is so cool to hear these stories. It's also cool that you can track your box to see where it ends up.
Now is the time to pack up a box and brighten a child's world. This year the boxes have to be turned in the week of November 12. To find the closest drop off spot to you check here.
Thing One and I had so much fun going on a shopping spree to fill our boxes. I figured if he liked it, another little boy his age would like it. Here's a quick overview of the program.
Be sure to check out the guidelines for what you can include. I really like starting the holiday season off with the focus on giving.
Thanks for reading.