Saturday, November 3, 2007

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a program that we support--in addition to local Christmas programs--that shares Christmas love to children around the world. You get a shoebox (which is a good reason to get that new pair of winter boots you've had your eye on), pack it with all kinds of goodies and gifts, and then it is distributed to a child in need. Some people even put a photo of their family in the shoebox, and I read a story of how one couple ended up adopting the child who received their box. To find out more or get involved: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/OCC.asp?MPGID=1

Our Thanks-for-the-Day:
Hooray for the Target $1 section which allows us to stuff MORE shoeboxes with MORE gifts!!!!

3 comments:

Andy & Rebecca said...

Awesome! We did something similar this year through our agency - Christmas gifts for orphans at Chung Yi. It was such a great experience especially for the kids!

Andy & Rebecca said...

P.S. We love the $1 Target section too!!!! Every time we go (which is only about 1x per month because the closest Target is 45 mins. away), I let the girls each pick a $1 item. They are in heaven!!!

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

We did two boxes this year in honor of Reed. You should go to the processing place sometime. We went with our church as a mission trip and my goodness there were TONS of boxes!