Love in a Box
Fall is typically a time when there are many opportunities to help others. The project I am working on now is filling boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Lots of different items in a shoe box surely say love. I intended on filling only one box, but per normal, I bought too much to fit into one box.
Listen to this song, Love in a Box. It was recorded by Melisa Bester when she was 8 years old. It shares how a child might feel opening up an OCC box filled with love.
So tomorrow I will head back to The Dollar Store to pick up a plastic shoe box and a few more goodies to finish filling up another box.
You can use either a cardboard shoe box or a plastic one. I usually use a plastic one because then the child can use it long-term.
I have an idea. Why don’t you join me?
This video is from Samaritans Purse on how to pack a great shoe box.
OCC suggests that we pick something from each of the categories. . . .
- Something to Wear
- Something to Love
- School Item
- Something Special
- Something to Play With
- Hygiene Item
For a full list of acceptable items to fill up your box, go to this link for suggestions.
If you live in my area, Cordova Neighborhood Church is a collection center from November 12-19. Otherwise go to this link to find the nearest drop off locations.
- How do you help others during the holidays?
- Do you fill up a shoe box for OCC? If yes, share your photo with us.
NOTE: This is the 2nd photo in my series, A Fall of Self Portraits, from my Fall Bucket List.
- Photo 1: Hair & Memorizing
- Photo 2: Love in a Box (an Operation Christmas Child shoe box that is)
- Photo 3: Cell Phone Replaces Many Gadgets
- Everyone Can Help One Child
- Grateful I am Able to Help
- I Help Because I am a Parent, Auntie, and Missionary
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