Friday, June 12, 2015

How to Fill A Shoebox For Operation Christmas Child with Family Christian & Giveaway

Disclosure: I am proud to be a Family Christian Blogger and Affiliate.  I was provided with a Family Christian certificate to facilitate a post about Operation Christmas Child.  All opinions expressed are my own.   
Operation Christmas Child Flyer

Have you ever filled a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child?  My children love it and David and I encourage giving as much as possible.  The above flyer explains the 6 main steps involved.  

1. Get a shoebox to pack for a girl or boy.
2. Select a "wow" toy such as a doll, soccer ball or stuffed animal.
3. Add other fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies.
4. Pray for the child that will receive the gift, include a personal note or photo.
5. Donate $7 for shipping costs.
6. Take your shoebox gift to a local drop-off location during National Collection Week (which is Nov 17-24).

My kiddos at our local Family Christian store

The kids and I headed to Family Christian to pick out some items for the shoe box we are currently working on.  I tend to shop for Christmas throughout the year.  This is also great to do with shoebox items.

Check out these hygiene kits-in-a-bottle!

These bottles are awesome.  They contain a comb, toothbrush, soap, washcloth and two tubes of toothpaste - not to mention the water bottle itself (which has a slot to include a personal photo or note).

My kids loved the stuffed animals.

 They chose the elephant.

Selection of stickers

B spent some time choosing the stickers.

We decided to pick stickers without words as the children may not be able to read English.  The kids thought these stickers were shiny and nice.

We also found this compact clip on light.  We thought it could be used as a small flashlight or clipped onto something for extra light.

We found these hair ties in the clearance section 50% off.  A and B love them!

Fun pencils

Our purchases

 At home, you can see we have a great start on our box thanks to Family Christian!

Guess What?  Family Christian is giving away 10 $10 Appreciation Certificates.  Awesome!!  Just enter the giveaway below and good luck.


LaVonne Long said...

There doesn't seem to be a Tweet in the Rafflecopter form. I wanted to share this exciting post and giveaway on Twitter though. So I sent my own Tweet:

Melanie Pickett said...

This is such a great ministry! My kids and I used to fill and send shoeboxes. Thanks for the reminder it's something to start again now that they're older!

tarter95 said...

I would probably go straight to the Clearance section...

Still Reviewing said...

I'm not sure. Something for my boys.

SavingsInSeconds said...

I'd get my daughter some decor for her new bedroom.

Kathy M said...

Good giveaway! I also like the clearance section and would possibly find a great many thins for kids in the kids section.

Kimberly said...

I would get some of their Melissa and Doug craft kits to keep my daughter busy this summer.

Chrissy said...

I want to buy a copy of "Love and Respect" for my friends who are getting married. My husband and I love that book and give it to everyone we know who gets married! I probably should just buy it in bulk...

kathy dalton said...

I would get a baby gift. Family Christian has the best baby gifts

Nancy said...

I might get their Melissa and Doug Farm Animals Hand Puppets.

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Taryn Tener said...

My son has been wanting a more grown up Bible, not the illustrated kid's one! I would probably use it to purchase a BIble for Christmas. The email I check most often is

megan tilley said...

I think that we would get a book of some sort!

Deanna Allen said...

I would like to find a nice book about Noah's Ark for my Preschool classroom.

My Flower said...

i would get all the veggie tales movies we dont have i love them

Leela said...

Veggie Tales pull along blocks.

Angela Saver said...

I would get the WOW Hits 2013 CD!