I did the online donation for the shipping costs of my Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes this year. The reason why I did it that way was so I could print out the label with a tracking barcode on it that would update me as to where my boxes ended up.
I got an email Saturday notifying me that my boxes, the ones that I spent 7 months gathering things for, had ended up in Uganda!
Wow. To know that six children in Uganda are going to school with the new school supplies I placed in their boxes and coming home and playing with the toys I placed in their boxes and using the necessities (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap) that I placed in their boxes, is a tad bit overwhelming.
I browsed the Uganda page at the OCC site to see if I saw any of my boxes in the pictures. Of course, I didn’t, but I figured, someone’s boxes had to be in the pictures, they could’ve been mine. But although I’ll never see the children that received my boxes, I know that their lives have been truly changed. It’s a big reward for the measly $60 I spent.
I hope you’ll consider participating in Operation Christmas Child next year and follow me as I update you all year long on how I’m collecting for OCC on a budget! I did it this past year for $10/box (shipping included!)
Awesome! I wish I had done it online so I coud find out. I had to turn mine in and didn’t have paper at the time to print the barcode. I only spent $11 a box, but that didn’t include shipping. I am going to start collecting early this year!
Most of our boxes went to uganda also. I have a friend who runs a children’s home there. Soap and toothpaste and school supplies are the most need. Because they live on a dollar a day. And if a child does not have a pencil they can’t go to school till they have on. They cost about 20 cent. And the toothpaste is 4 dollars.