August 26, 2011 By Tracy
As we are starting to see all the school supplies marked down for clearance, I just wanted to shoot out a reminder that this is a perfect time to pick up items for shoe box gifts. My kids and I look forward to packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child each year. And this is my favorite time to shop for the boxes. Crayons, pencils, pencil sharpeners, markers, notebooks, paper, etc. are all items that fit great into a shoe box.
If you are not familiar with Operation Christmas Child, I encourage you to check it out. Last year 8 million children received shoe box gifts. Why are these shoe boxes so special? Well, along with their shoe box gifts, children are given storybooks that tell the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
This year the National Collection Week will be November 14 – 21. Go here for more information on a drop off location near you (keep checking back…they will be adding more locations) or find out how your church can become involved with Operation Christmas Child.