Monday, November 18, 2013

Operation Christmas Child

This week, as part of my Compassion Christmas Challenge, I am filling 2 Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to give to a child in need around the globe. Operation Christmas Child is an awesome program run by Samaritan's Purse in which shoe boxes are filled with soap, toys, crayons, pens, paper, socks, candy, and anything else that you think might benefit a needy child which are then delivered around to kids all over the world. You can specify gender and age group before you pack to make it easier, and you can even sign up to help deliver the boxes if you want!
I feel so lucky and grateful to have been born in Canada with the resources that I have access to. To many of these children, it's probably the first gift they will ever receive. I can't think of a better way to spend money, especially during the holiday season, than to spread joy and help to children around the world who could really use it! 
If you have free time this week, why not grab an old shoe box and fill it to the brim with goodies for a child? Each box undeniably makes a huge difference, and if you don't have the time to get out, they have this awesome feature now where you can donate $30 USD per box ($37 in Canada) and build your box online and they will pack it and ship it in your name. Another awesome thing they do is gift cards so you can give the gift of giving: pay the price to pack the box and the person receiving the gift gets an email prompting them to build their own box for a child in need.

Such an awesome way to spread the love this Christmas!
Happy holiday season everyone! Any gifts you're stoked on giving this year?


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