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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

This is why I've been busy...

Okay... it's one of the reasons! To watch the video, be sure to silence the song off the right right-hand-side, by clicking on the blue, round button.



Our church is a relay station for Operation Christmas Child this year, for the first time. I've been coordinating volunteers, and getting things ready for the shoe boxes to come. Now, come on shoe boxes!

Have you packed a shoe box this year? We're on the 2nd day of collection, and if you wish, you have until the 19th to drop your shoe box at any collection center in your area. Go to OCC to read more, and find a close drop off place. You can find out what kind of items you should put in, and what you cannot. You can also watch videos HERE, to see videos of families just like yours packing shoe boxes, and teaching their children that Christmas is about giving.

If you cannot put together a shoe box, you can make a donation online to help with the expense of this major undertaking.

8 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

we are packing ours this week! Love it, it is a favorite holiday project now. I would rather do this than buy for poeple on my Christmas list any day. I feel its so much more worthwhile.

nikki said...

What a wonderful way to keep busy...I had heard about this about a week ago. I'll have to check it out and start a family tradition here!

BrendaR said...

We have been packing shoeboxes since our kids were just little. It was so much fun to see what they chose for other children. I can't watch the DVD with the whole story without getting all choked up! (Choked up is the story of my life lately anyway ;) )

Steffie B. said...

We have done this with our church for years. It is Emmie and David's tradition to go together and buy everything. Then Emmie comes home and packs all the boxes. I'm sure Sophia will be involved this year as well. All 10 boxes are in our laundry room. It is on the to do list for this Saturday!

Three cheers for you girl.....way to go!

Holly said...

Aww that was such a sweet video! Operation Christmas child is a wonderful organization!

Hopingforsix said...

Thank you for sharing this. Just showed my kids the video and they are very motivated to do this.

Jeff and Sonya Hodge said...

That is just WONDERFUL! You GO!

Sonya

secret agent said...

I love Samaritans Purse, it's one of the few charities I trust completely.