Operation Christmas Child

We’re into October so like it or not Christmas is just around the corner.  Lots of bloggers have been talking about having a handmade Christmas or a non-corporate Christmas but here’s a another way to give to a worthwhile cause at Christmas time. Operation Christmas Child involves packing a shoe box full of gifts which are shipped to children in need overseas – often these are the only gifts the child will receive all year!  The link gives suggestions of what to pack – simple things like pencils, paper, t-shirts, hats, tennis balls, soap or stickers.  It’s amazing what you can fit into a shoe box.  Our family has packed a couple of boxes each year for a few years now and the girls really enjoy doing it.  Boxes need to be dropped off to collection points by the end of October.  So if you are looking for another way to share the joy of Christmas to those that really need it please take the time to have a look.

3 Responses to “Operation Christmas Child”

  1. bev Says:

    Thanks for the tip, I’ve been looking looking for the right ‘thing’ for me and Little Miss, and now i’ve found it! And I can get started early….

  2. Suzie Says:

    Hi Jan, the girls do these boxes at school with each class aiming to do 2 boxes each year. It’s a fantastic and simple thing to be part that can bring much happiness.

  3. Tinniegirl Says:

    That’s a lovely idea. Thanks for passing it on.

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