Operation Christmas Child: Collection Week Coming Up!

Operation Christmas Child

With National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child coming up in less than a couple week I wanted to share a video about how much these boxes touch the kids who receive them.

To learn more about Operation Christmas Child you can check out the Samaritan’s Purse website.

Operation Christmas Child {Shoebox Collection Week}

Just a reminder that THIS WEEK is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child.

What is Operation Christmas Child?

Fill a shoe box with small gifts and then Samaritan’s Purse gives it to a child who wouldn’t otherwise be getting any gifts this Christmas. You can learn more about OCC on their website.

What can I put in the box?

Checkout my list of shoebox ideas here.

What do I do with my shoebox once it’s filled?

A list of places you can drop off your box can be found here.

I can’t fill a box, how else can I help?

You can pray for the children around the world who receive the shoe boxes.

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Are you filling any shoe boxes this year?

I’d love to see pictures of what you are including in them to get ideas for next year.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ideas

Last week over on Inexpensively.com I talked about how people could put together shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child without spending much money. You can read my post here.

A few of the items we bought for our shoebox

Since National Collection Week for shoebox gifts is coming soon I’d like to brainstorm ideas on what can be put in the box. Here is a list of items I can think of:

General:

*Flip flops *Hard candy *bouncy ball *comb *crayons *paper/coloring book *playing cards *travel sized game *book *toiletries *small stuffed animal *socks *unopened happy meal toy *play dough *small puzzle *chalk and a mini chalkboard *animal figurines *small musical instruments *finger puppets *pencil case *stickers *stamps and stamp pad

Boys:

*cars *dinosaurs *trains *paper plane kits *legos *trucks *baseball cap

Girls:

*lip gloss *small purse *doll *princess tiara *dress up shoes *Barbie *comb/brush set *stick on earrings *inexpensive jewelry *jacks *hair accessories

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What other items can you think of?