Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hosting A Shoe Box Party!

It's that time of year again for packing shoe boxes! For 18 years Operation Christmas Child has been delivering shoe boxes filled with toys, trinkets and other goodies to children in impoverished nations around the world. It's one of the simplest, and may I say most fun, ways to give back during this holiday season. It has becomes by far one of the most successful charities, which millions of people take part in each year.

This is something you can do as an individual, as a packing party with friends or organize with your church. I can't think of a better way to get your children excited about giving as well!

To make sure the children get these packages by Christmas, the drop off dates at 11/14-11/21. You can use regular shoe boxes, plastic shoe boxes or even the ones made by OCC. Just make sure you get all the info you need about what kinds of things to send, how to properly package your shoe boxes, and where to drop them off. All this information and more is listed on the Operation Christmas Child website:

Personally, having a party is my personal favorite way to go! It's the perfect time to have a little pre-Christmas celebrations with snacks, music and friends. It also allows everyone to share bulk packages. Whatever way you choose to do it, it's sure to be a blessing to you as well as the children who receive it!

Related Post: Donate A Shoe Box


Net Movie Blogger said...

Thank you for the reminder. I'm going to look into who is taking those boxes this year in my area!

We love to fill them up to the brim with Toys - doll, teddy bear, play car, ball, etc... and useful items - hair brush, tooth brush, wash cloth, etc... It truly is a better Gift - to give, than receive!

God bless you!!!