Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Why Do I Send Shoe Boxes to Children thru Operation Christmas Child?

The video below says it all...Smiling Faces!

If you would like to pack shoe box gifts for needy children check the Operation Christmas Child website for a drop off location (over 3200) near you (they need to be dropped off by Monday the 21st of November this year, but if you don't have time this year and think you may like to next year, check anyways to get an idea if there are locations close enough to you for next year--this list will not be available long after collection week is over).  CVSing helps us to have even more to give.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth thousands upon thousands...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I really wanted to contribute to the cause with some boxes, but at this time I cannot afford the fee per box. I am just wondering if that fee is required or if I could still drop off some boxes. Thanks in advanced for any information.

Cheryl said...

No, the fee is a suggested donation amount. Many people give money to help cover the cost for those who can't. From their Christmas catalog: "We ask for $7 per box to cover the costs of worldwide shipping and related expenses. Many who pack gifts, though, can't afford the donation, and count on someone like you to "adopt" a shoe box."

Be sure and put a letter inside with your address--we have gotten several letters from children over the years. not many compared to how many we have sent, but it is so exciting to get one and 'meet' the child you helped.

ShopNSaveMommy said...

This is such an awesome project! My MOPS group just packed two boxes per table. I had so much stuff to contribute thanks to couponing.

Cheryl said...

Fun to coupon for a cause, ShopNSaveMommy. I am getting more excited for next year....already starting and am actually going to start hitting Rite Aid for their freebies that will work...now to learn how it all works there.

Melissa said...

Cheryl,
I just wanted to thank you for posting about Operation Christmas Child. When I heard about it from you a while back I decided to pack a box. I just dropped it off yesterday and I"m so excited and thrilled to be giving those gifts, because I know they mean so much to the children.

I'll definitely be watching out for Operation Christmas child couponing deals for next year! Walgreens also has some good stuff- since you have to use fillers there often the fillers can be good box stuffers.

Thanks for all you do Cheryl!

Cheryl said...

How great, Melissa! Great idea on the fillers. I am uping my goal this year and am actually going to start shopping at Rite Aid, too, just for OCC stuff. I'll be posting more about it all as the new year begins. Be sure and check out Clip With Purpose (http://www.clipwithpurpose.com/) it is all about being able to fill more boxes cheaply.