Today starts National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. This is our first year to participate in OCC and I can't wait until Sweet P is old enough to really participate in this.
The instructions are simple (and if your church participates, they may even have a box for you, we found 2 at a local shoe store. Not all shoe stores keep their boxes so you may have to search a bit if you don't have any at home).
All you have to do is:
1) Pack a shoe box.
2) Download and print a label.
and 3) Drop off the box.
There's also a #4...you can follow the box to find out where it ends up if you use the EZ give option. We didn't, but I like it better this way.
We chose to do 2 boxes a boy and a girl and we spent last Wednesday packing them. Well, I packed them while Sweet P and the Farmer played in the same room. Even though she didn't quite understand that those toys weren't for her, she definitely had a good time playing with them and I think the children who receive them will have a good time, too.
So what are you waiting for? Go find a box! Sunday (Nov 21) is the last day to drop off your box at participating drop off areas. Find a drop-off location near you.
Here is a picture of our boxes and the list of ideas can be found here: