Our shoeboxes are all packed and ready for collection Sunday next week at church. Next week is the National Collection of shoeboxes for Samaritian's Purse Operation Christmas Child, so get busy and pack yours!
We really wanted Twiggy to understand why she was filling a shoebox, so we first went to www.samaritanpurse.org/occ to watch videos of children receiving their shoeboxes. You can also go to the site to find out more information about what to put in your box and the children that receive the gifts.
After watching the video, Twiggy and I talked about the things we saw the kids opening in the boxes. Over the past year, I had been picking up little things I would find on sale for our shoebox gifts. We looked at what we already had and made a list of what we still needed to buy. Twiggy drew the items and asked me how to spell each item.
Twiggy and I went shopping and then we as a family packed the boxes and prayed for the kids who would be receiving them. My dear friend made a video for our church starring Miss Twiggy. I think it is adorable!
Making the video was a great experience and Twiggy thought she was a celebrity at church ;) Thanks, Jamie!
We packed a box for a 2-4 year old boy. We included: 2 sets of balls and mits, car stickers, teddy bear, toy zebra, crayons, coloring book, notepad, bowling game, silly bands, car, socks, tank top, toothbrush, toothpaste, bar of soap, candy, and a yo-yo.
We packed a box for a 2-4 year old girl. We included: wind-up fishing game, 2 small baby dolls, stickers, crayons, coloring book, notepad, ball, socks, yo-yo, purse, jump-rope, candy, and a t-shirt.
One night after our shopping trip, Twiggy told me that we needed to get another box from church for another little girl. We packed another box for a 10-14 year old girl. I didn't take a picture of that one, but we included: hairbrush, hair ties, re-usable water bottle, t-shirt, soap, toothpaste, tooth-brush, silly-bands, markers, socks, notepads, and bracelets with beads to string.