Operation Christmas Child: Gather Gifts Throughout the Year

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occMake preparations to stockpile items for Operation Christmas Child this spring/summer. There are many items on store shelves that sparkle and dazzle our own children throughout the spring/summer months (i.e. sidewalk chalk, small water toys, lip gloss, glitter, small notebooks, toy cars, and more).

Additionally, school supplies for the upcoming school year will begin to fill the shelves of our favorite retail stores. When all of these trinkets go on sale at rock bottom prices make sure you are prepared to stockpile these items for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Dollar General will clearance out their summer toys at ten cents a piece in late summer. Make this notation on your calendar and/or on your smartphone so that you get the opportunity to find favorite items that will fill shoe boxes.

Keep toothpaste, soap, & toothbrush coupons to stockpile cheap and/or free toiletries for our children around the world. Note that no liquids can be packed in these shoe boxes. However, there are many items that we can send in a small box that will impact a life in more ways than we can fathom.

In four months, our family will begin filling shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child project! Will you join us by collecting items that fill a box as the one in this child’s hands? Notice the dire conditions of his environment. Imagine your child in his place. There’s no question in my mind. I must help give this child and others like him an ounce of hope!

If you need additional ideas on what to pack for a boy, visit this link HERE! Packing a box for a girl and want some ideas too—look HERE!?!

Giving fills our lives along with the hearts of others!

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Litsa is a stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl. She is a native of Greece and now resides in Tennessee. As a former teacher, Litsa wears many hats that it takes to make a home a functioning home!

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