Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Celebrations: operation christmas child

This year I’m participating in Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child is an organization that has inspired millions to pack Christmas shoe-box gifts for children in developing countries around the world.

Around the holidays, it’s so easy to get caught up in the shopping, decorating, eating and gift giving. I know… I do it every year. I try to remind my son how fortunate he is but it’s hard for kids to truly understand that some people won’t be getting any gifts and are in need year-round. This year I had him help shop and put together the shoebox of toys for Operation Christmas Child.

We picked out some toys that were bright and cheery.

And nestled them in the box.

OCC 5Operation Christmas Child provides labels so they can distribute the box to the proper gender and age. Our box is for a 5-9 year old girl. I think some of the items we picked might be more suited for a younger child but we couldn’t resist the bright happy colors and hopefully, they will put a smile on someone’s face.

OCC 2 Once your box is done, you can drop it off at a local OCC drop-off location during the National Collection week of November 12 – 19, 2012. Or, you can build a virtual box online through Build-a-Box.

OCC 10If you are interested in building a shoe box this holiday season, you can find more information at Operation Christmas Child.

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  1. We participated in OCC this year as well. It is such a great feeling taking a time out to help a child in need and a great teaching moment for my three young children.

  2. What a wonderful idea! I need to look into this with my children. Thanks for sharing!


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