Thursday, November 18, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

Every year, we put together a box for Operation Christmas Child.  You get to pick if you want your box to go to a girl or a boy and then you get to pick the age group. Normally, I pick a girl age 10-14 because it is easy to buy for.  This year since Will could participate a little better than last year, we decided to fill a box for a boy age 2-4 and let Will help pick the gifts.

Will picked two cars, a ball, and little stuffed animal.  We also got a coloring book and crayons, a shirt, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and comb for our box. 

We had to put our box together and Will helped me.

I always get to go to drop the boxes from our church off because my mom is the Operation Christmas Child coordinator for our church.  This year Will went with us.  Our church collected 105 boxes! 

Also, this year Operation Christmas Child gave the option for you to pay for your boxes shipping online and you got a label with a bar code.  They will scan the bar code when the box is delivered and you receive an email letting you know where your box was delivered to.  I thought that was such a fun thing to do and can't wait to see where our box ends up.  I will update everyone on where our box is when it is delivered!

This is such a great organization to be involved in and it is such an easy way to help out a child that is less fortunate.  This will definitely continue to be a yearly tradition in our home and I hope as Will gets older he will understand how important it is to help others who are in need.

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