Thursday, November 8, 2012

Operation Christmas Child

Tis the season to give. Especially to children. That's why, as soon as I saw Operation Christmas Child, I knew it was something C and I had to do!

What is Operation Christmas Child you ask? Well, you can read about it here. According to the Samaritan's Purse:
Pack a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child and discover how to impact a life through the power of a simple gift
You pack your shoe box with things that we take for granted, such as toiletries, school supplies, even tshirts. Here's a list of ideas from Samaritan's Purse:


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. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift.

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. Print out the appropriate boy/girl label by downloading the artwork to the right. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.

Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child.  Use the gift ideas provided on the bottom of this page.

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 Donation” 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.

Place a rubber band around each closed shoe box and drop it off at the
collection center nearest you during our collection week, November 12-19, 2012.

For locations and hours of collection visit our Drop-Off Locations page where you can find the nearest place to take your shoe box by entering your ZIP Code or you can call 1-800-353-5949.

You can also send your shoe box gift to:
Samaritan’s Purse
Operation Christmas Child

801 Bamboo Road
Boone, NC 28607

I can't wait to start packing! And I can't wait to make this a tradition in our household!

Operation Christmas Child and influencer marketing platform BlogFrog have teamed up with 200 bloggers like me to spread the word about this great cause. You can find easy instructions on how to pack a shoe box and how to find a drop off location near you. National Collection Week is November 12-19, 2012.  Head over to Operation Christmas Child to learn more.
BlogFrog will match the first 200 boxes that are built.  Pledge your commitment below to build a box today on Facebook or Twitter!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.


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