Monday, November 14, 2011

Make a Difference in a Child's Life: Operation Christmas Child


If you're looking for a way to give to others as the holidays approach, I encourage you to be a part of Operation Christmas Child! It's a wonderful program that my family has participated in for the past several years. And if you have kids it's a great way to involve them in the spirit of giving as well as making them more aware of poverty in other parts of the world. If you're not familiar with this program, here's a short video explaining more about it:




Just seeing the light and hope in the eyes of those children brings tears to my eyes! I'm so thankful for this program and for the opportunity to help make a difference in the life of a child.


The kids and I always make a special shopping trip when we're going to fill our boxes each year. We talk about the program before we head out to the store and we pray to select items that our recipients will need and enjoy. We also watch a few videos together so the kids can get a better idea of what they're actually doing. There are several wonderful videos on their site: Samaritan's Purse. The kids have such a blast picking out the all of the items for their shoe boxes! I love to see how much thought they put into the items they select. Here are some pictures of our shoebox-assembling this year:


wrapping our boxes


more wrapping...


time to fill them!


My daughter had fun, too! (Although I have to admit that she did start screaming when I took the box away at the end LOL! I don't think she quite grasped the whole spirit of giving concept! I suppose that's ok seeing as she's only 2!)

Ta-da! Ready to deliver!


If you would like to participate this year, now is the time since it happens to be National Collection week! You can drop off your boxes any time between now and November 21st. So grab a shoebox and get shopping! It's something small you can do that makes a huge impact. There are several drop-off locations. Just check their website to find the collection site nearest you: drop-off locations. I hope you'll consider participating--it's been such a blessing to our family!





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