92 Ideas For Packing An Operation Christmas Child Shoebox
So often we take our blessings for granted and forget that much of the world is struggling just to survive. Operation Christmas Child makes it their mission to see that we don’t forget – that we take a step back from our selfish natures and think of someone else. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child who isn’t so lucky as our own.
The boxes arrived this week and we are encouraging you to take up the challenge. Stuff a shoebox full with little joys that will bring hope to a child in a desperate situation.
And to help you face this challenge with all the confidence of a child executive (↑) we’ve pulled together a list of 92 ideas to get you on your way.
School & Art Supplies
Water color set and paint brushes
Little crafting kit – beads
Travel sewing kit
Dry erase board & markers
Grooming & Hygeine
Soap (put in plastic baggie)
Small hand mirror – unbreakable
Plastic poncho in packet
Just for Fun
Individual sealed play-dough
Small stuffed animals or dolls
Inflatable beach balls
Soccer ball (with needle & pump)
Mini magnetic check board & checkers
Picture books Bean bag
Plastic eating utensils
Toy pots & pans
And Don’t Forget
to pray for the child who will receive your gift
to add a personal letter and photo of yourself/your family
to include $7 to cover the shipping fees
Do Not Include: food or candy of any kind, toothpaste, used items, breakable items, decks of playing cards, items that could leak, melt, or freeze (shampoo, creams, lip balm, etc.), items that can scare or harm a child (war-related toys, knives, toy guns, etc.)
Be sure to bring your boxes back to the church by November 8.