Friday, November 12, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

It’s not too late to put together a box for Operation Christmas Child! 

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This year, Alex is able to understand (just a bit…) what we’re doing, and he thinks it’s pretty neat!  We picked most of our toys from the dollar section at Target.  (If Alex had his way, we would have filled the entire box with little wooden ice cream trucks and fire trucks!  He also would have kept the mini Magnadoodle for himself.)  We then added a few toiletries and some crayons that I’ve gotten for free at CVS.

We wrote a short letter, added some pictures, and (to help Alex remember…) I took a picture of him with our box.  This way, we can look at the picture and pray for the little boy who will receive our box.

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There’s a $7 cost for shipping charges, and then you pay for what’s in the box.  We spent about $12 on items for the box.  So, for under $20, you can make a big difference for a child. 

Collection week is next week.  Samaritan’s Purse website lists collection locations where you can drop off your box.   If you can, take a little time in the coming week, pack a box, & make a little boy or girl smile!

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

oo he looks so happy to be making this present for someone! We need to put ours in our box and pray for the little boy, we did get our shopping done so thats half of it :-)

Kat said...

I love this ministry! How neat that Alex is big enough to help out this year! =)