This is the second year we have done Operation Christmas Child with the girls. For anyone who has never heard of it before, it is part of Samaritans Purse which was founded by Franklin Graham. Operation Christmas Child's goal is to spread the good news of Salvation along with toys and essentials these kids need.
The boxes are given to kids in very poor regions, often in war torn areas.Many of these children have never and will never receive a Christmas gift. It is a wonderful opportunity to share the love of Christ.
We built our shoe boxes for around $15 a piece. We hit up the dollar store for some fun items, and also more practical items like soap, washcloth, toothpaste, toothbrush, and a hair brush. The girls enjoyed picking out items for a little girl around the same age as them.
You can still pack your shoe box. Just go online at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/ and they can pack it for you.
We want to teach our kids to have a giving heart. Giving them opportunities such as this, will help cultivate that giving heart.