With Christmas just around the corner I thought I would post this in case anyone is interested in participating. This will make the second year I have done this myself.
Each year Samaritans Purse/Operation Christmas Child shares God's love with millions of poor, sick, and suffering children by hand delivering shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies, candy and other gifts. These Christmas presents not only bring great joy to precious boys and girls, they also open hearts to hear about God's greatest gift--- His Son, Jesus Christ. You can take part by filling a shoe box and praying for the child that receives it.
Instructions for filling a box.
1- Find an empty shoe box. You can wrap it, lid seperately, if you would like. Wrapping is not required.
2- Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or girl and the age group: 2-4, 5-9, 10-14. Print out the appropriate label (from the website listed below) and tape it to the top of your box and mark the correct age category.
3- Fill the box with a variety of gifts, such as: Toys- small cars, stuffed animals, balls, dolls, yo-yos, jump ropes, Slinky, etc. (please include extra batteries for toys that use them.) School supplies- pens, paper, pencils, pencil sharpener, crayons, markers, coloring books, etc.Hygiene items - tooth brush, bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, wash cloth, etc. Other items- hard candy, suckers, mints, sunglasses, flaslights (with extra batteries), socks, T-shirts, watches, etc.
4- IMPORTANT Please include in an envelope $5 or more to help cover shipping costs. (checks payable to Samaritans Purse) Place the envelope in the box on top of the other items so it is clearly visible. Then place a rubber band around your box and lid.
5- Drop your box off at a collection center nearest you. For a list of locations visit the website below. National collection week is November 15th thru 22nd.
you can mail your box to:
Operation Christmas Child
801 Bamboo Road
PO box 3000
Boone, NC 28607
Do Not include the following items in your box
- used items
- war related items: toy guns, knives, etc.
- Chocolate or perishable food items
- Liquids: shampoo, liquid soap, lotion, bubbles, etc.
- Medicines: cough drops, vitamins, ointment, etc.
- Anything breakable.
For more info. go here:Samaritans Purse/Operation Christmas Child
You can also help by going here: Samaritans Purse/home
and clicking on "2004 Gift Catalog" and selecting another gift.
Edited by Jaspossum, 08 October 2004 - 10:00 PM.