Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It's Shoebox Time

Every year my family and I head up the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox drive at our church. We begin with a kick-off in July. A "Christmas in July" theme to remind everyone that just a little here and there can go a long way to fill these boxes. So we begin taking up donations from all over. And here we are at delivery week! 
Yesterday, we went to the local distribution site and were blessed to drop off 44 boxes! 
Our AHG and Trail Life troops helped by putting together some boxes as well! It was such a blessing to see so many involved! 

We set up a few displays around our church to remind people to bring in donations when they were able. 

Our youth department at church always helps with this ministry. They help fill boxes and stack them. A couple of times we went to the store and bought supplies to help fill boxes. They even made some tic-tac-toe bags to put in the shoeboxes as well. I love Operation Christmas Child and I love seeing everyone take part! A big THANKS to everyone who donated, gave money, or helped pack boxes! Your generosity doesn't go unnoticed! 

1 comment:

  1. Our church has just finished collecting our shoe boxes too. I look forward to doing this each year.I think about where our boxes will go and pray for the children who will receive them. Blessings, Carolyn in Florida