October 23, 2012

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Operation Christmas Child #OCCGiving #Spon

Operation Christmas Child is a great non-profit organization and BlogFrog recruited 200 bloggers to help spread the word about OCC's amazing give back program. OperationChristmas Child, a nonprofit that distributes millions of shoe boxes for children in need.The blogger campaign is all about how we teach our kids values like compassion, kindness, tolerance and generosity. Every year our church works with Operation Christmas Child and the members of the church build boxes, donate, pack and help share the love with those less fortunate. We as a family make it out mission to build at least four boxes a year, since there are four of us in the house!We want our kids to understand the importance to help others and to do for others before we do for ourselves. It is all the little things that help to mold them into the people they will become. Whether it is opening the door for an elderly person, donating outgrown clothes & toys, they are all little life lessons. Children learn by example. The first year they sat down and watched us and asked tons of questions and you could see the wheels turning in their little heads. The next year they helped pick out and pack the boxes themselves. Now every year we make it a tradition to pack as many boxes as we can!
I do buy plastic shoe boxes every year to place my items in, I hope that not only the goodies inside the box are valuable, but the box itself! Please note our church collection is not till November 4th, so I still have to buy the plastic shoe boxes to store my items in. I normally purchase school supplies, a few toys, toiletries and some treats!
**National Collection week is Nov 12-19th**
Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Use an empty shoe box (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift.Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Print out the appropriate boy/girl label by downloading the artwork to the right. Mark the correct age category on the label, and tape the label to the top of your box.Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child. Use the gift ideas provided on the bottom of this page.Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. You can give online by using our “Follow Your Box Donation” option, or you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the gift items inside your box. If you or your family are preparing more than one shoe box, please make one combined donation.Place a rubber band around each closed shoe box and drop it off at the collection center nearest you during our collection week, November 12-19, 2012. For locations and hours of collection visit our Drop-Off Locations page where you can find the nearest place to take your shoe box by entering your ZIP Code or you can call 1-800-353-5949. You can also send your shoe box gift to:Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child 801 Bamboo Road Boone, NC 28607This holiday season build a box with your family to teach kindness, compassion, and generosity.

This holiday season build a box with your family to teach kindness, compassion, and generosity.

Operation Christmas Child and influencer marketing platform BlogFrog have teamed up with 200 bloggers like me to spread the word about this great cause.

BlogFrog will match the first 200 boxes that are built. Pledge your commitment below to build a box today on Facebook or Twitter!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.


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