This week is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. Today we went to a box making party and it was such a good time. We were able to be a part of packing 201 boxes today! We brought our two complete and helped fill many more. Our children really enjoyed being part of the process and choosing items for the boys and girls who would receive them. We prayed and will through the week for the boxes to get to just the right children.
If you have the money, but not the time to get out and build a box this week and get it to a collection site Samaritan's Purse has a new option this year called Build a Box and you can do it online and they will pack it with the items you choose :) It is $30 and that includes the suggested donation of $7 for shipping.
Next year I would like to go to the party again and I am already making notes on what I want to bring. Namely washcloths, pencil sharpeners, more markers, watercolor paint sets, and toothpaste are the things right on the top of my head :) A good thing might also be some address labels and pictures of the children to put with the letters.