I got a couple emails a few days before Christmas that really made me happy! I’d been waiting almost a month to get them. They were emails about where my Operation Christmas Child boxes went. Thanks to the Follow Your Box online donation option, you can find out where your gifts ended up. Last year, I did six boxes and they all went to Uganda. This year, we packed ten boxes and this year, my boxes got split up and went TWO different places. I don’t know how many went to each place but I do know that my boxes ended up in Madagascar and the Dominican Republic!
Twenty-nine percent of the Dominican Republic’s 10 million people are 14-years-old or younger. In the 2012-2013 season, 244,169 shoe box gifts will be delivered to children in the Dominican Republic, which first received the gifts in 1999. Since then, 1,973,424 children in the Dominican Republic have received a shoe box gift.
Forty-one percent of Madagascar’s 22 million people are 14-years-old or younger. In the 2012-2013 season, 219,703 shoe box gifts will be delivered to children in Madagascar, which first received the gifts in 1996. Since then, 1,401,337 children in Madagascar have received a shoe box gift.
I’ve already started collecting items for my 2013 shoeboxes! I can’t to see where my boxes go next Christmas!