Did you and your kiddos pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child? Well, Collection Week was last week and if you’re as distracted as I am these days, you probably missed the deadline, even though you knew it was coming. (Don’t judge!) There is good news for you and me! We can virtually pack boxes through Operation Christmas Child’s Build-a-Box.
Now through December 25th you can go to www.samaritanspurse.org to Build A Box, customizing it by selecting special items for the child you choose by gender and age. Each shoe box will have 12 – 14 “Foundation Items” that are automatically included in the box. These items include hygiene items, school supplies, and candy. You can then choose 1 “Anchor Item” (such as a doll, stuffed animal, or ball), 2 other “Toy Items,” and 2 “Miscellaneous Items,” which vary by age and gender, for their box. Don’t forget to upload a photo you and your family and write a letter for your shoebox recipient. The best part? You can also use “Follow Your Box” feature and track the country where your shoebox gift will go.
I am planning to bring our shoeboxes with me to Orange County this next weekend, but Build-a-Box is a great option for the rest of us who missed out on National Collection Week… It’s convenient and easy for even the busiest donor.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Operation Christmas Child blogger panel and write about the ministry on a volunteer basis. All posts are my own thoughts and do not necessarily reflect the views of Samaritan’s Purse. As part of the blogger panel, I will travel with Operation Christmas Child to the California Processing Center to prepare shoe box gifts for overseas shipment. I am not an employee, agent, or contractor of Samaritan’s Purse.