Operation Christmas Child | Collection Week, Build a Box Online and 100 Million Boxes Given
It’s National Collection week for Operation Christmas Child and all around the country boxes are being collected, boxed up, loaded on to trucks to eventually be put on airplanes and sent all around the world!
This year, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone with more than 100 million children receiving shoe box gifts since 1993. That means at least 100 million children will have experienced the love of God! But, it doesn’t have to stop there. Our plan is to go above and beyond 100 million. We hope to collect more shoe box gifts for children this year than any other year in our history.
We packed ten boxes this year! I’m so excited because that’s a record for us! (The most I’ve ever done in one year was six!) I made my shipping donation using the Follow Your Box option so I can find out where my boxes went. Last year, they went to Uganda!
It’s not too late to get involved! You can still pack a box and turn it in by November 19th!
HOW TO PACK A BOX
**National Collection week is Nov 12-19th**
Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
1. Use an empty shoe box (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required.
2. Boy or Girl?
Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. You can download a label online or click the Follow Your Box option to get a special label to learn the destination of you shoe box gift.
3. Fill it up!
Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child such as toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. A list of suggested gift items is available here.
4. Donate $7
Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can give online by using our Follow Your Box option, or you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box. If you or your family are preparing more than one shoe box, please make one combined donation.
5. Drop Off
Click here to find the closest drop-off location during you and drop off your box during OCC’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19, 2012.
If you don’t have time to shop for a box you can build a box online.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.