Marshmallow Mondays

Operation Christmas Child

operation_christmas_childWith the holiday season just around the corner, my kids are already thinking about their Christmas lists.  Every time Lily sees something she likes, she says “put it on my list, Mommy.”  As cute as that might sound, I want them both to know the importance of a giving heart.  One way to teach that during the holiday season is through Operation Christmas Child.

If you are familiar with this project, you know the world-wide impact that it makes on children’s lives.  It’s the perfect way that kids can help other kids, and get excited about doing it.

If you aren’t familiar with Operation Christmas Child, I encourage you to visit their website and get involved.  Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoe box gifts from Operation Christmas Child.

Participating is easy.  Simply pack a shoe box with gifts for a boy or girl in an age group you select and drop off your shoe box at a collection center near you.  Detailed instructions can be found on Operation Christmas Child’s website under How To Pack A Shoebox.  You’ll also be able to download a label for your box, where you can indicate if your box is for a boy or girl, as well as the appropriate age group.  What’s really cool about this project is that your child can track his or her box and find out its destination.

This year’s collection week is November 18-25, so you still have plenty of time to put a box together with your kids.  Consider hosting a “Packing Party” and invite your family, neighbors and friends to pack boxes together.  Operation Christmas Child makes it easy by allowing you to order a party pack, which includes everything you need for 20 guests.


From a shoe box recipient:  “I learned through my shoe box gift that God loves me.”

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