Monday, October 10, 2011

Operation Christmas Child 2011

Yes, it's that time of year again! Time to pack up the shoes boxes for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child! I wrote a long post last year sharing about my participation in Operation Christmas Child. I can't believe it's already time to do it all again!

As I mentioned last year, I shop for the shoeboxes year round. I have a plastic bin in my closet that I collect items in throughout the year. It seems like it gets easier and easier every year to collect all of the items.

This year I packed 4 boxes again. Two for girls and two for boys all being in the 5-9 years old age group. Some year I need to branch out and do a different age group! Maybe next year.

These boxes are easy to pack and fun to do! I urge you to think about packing one or two boxes if you have never done it before!

I make an on-line donation to help with the shipping costs of the boxes. When you do this you receive a shipping label with a bar code on it. This bar code will be scanned when the boxes go out and I will receive an e-mail letting me know where the boxes were sent. Fun! For the last two years, my boxes have gone to Mexico.

I really can't remember exactly how many years I have been doing the boxes, but it's pretty close to ten years. I mentioned last year that I think it will be a fun project in a few years for Tressie and I to do together!

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