Henry here with a blog post about what we did this evening. Me and mom packed our shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Me, Roscoe, Monty and Mom, all give up a little bit of our treats so we can send a couple of shoeboxes full of goodies to children who may not get anything for Christmas.
We did one boy and one girl shoebox. Mom gets the plastic shoeboxes so the kids can use them forever. We put wash cloths, small towels, bandanas, t-shirts, school supplies and toys in each box. Mom put Kleenex! We put pencils, crayons, colored pencils and two small notebooks.
My favorite is the pink stuffed doggie! We couldn’t put a live puppy but this is pretty cute.
I also loved the balsa wood airplane some lucky boy is getting. He can dream of being a pilot some day.
This year mom is going to try to figure out how to pay for the shipping online so we can track where our boxes go.
Rescue doggies to shoebox recipients. Merry Christmas!
Each year our little community at Simpson United Methodist Church fills shoe boxes with surprises for children in need of a smile.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse. Donations of shoe boxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies for children who do not receive gifts, children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
The program started in the United Kingdom in 1990 by Dave and Jill Cooke has expanded and since then has delivered gift-filled shoe boxes to over 135 million children in more than 150 countries and territories.
Some fun things I found this year? A fluffy puppy purse with for some lucky girl (I wanted to keep it for myself and secretly named it Henry), and fold up back packs with about 30 different smiley face emoji decorations, purple for girls and blue for boys.