I have heard for many years about the boxes sent to children at Christmas time, but never knew how I could get involved. However, this year my church provided all the information, as well as the boxes, so that we could join in on this great outreach.
I learned that you can choose the gender and the age range of the child for whom you send a box. I chose a girl between 5-9 and I had so much fun purchasing items to fill our box to the brim! I thought you might enjoy seeing what we put in our box.
- A “”Wow” item as they call it – A soft doll
- Stuffed bear
- Personal items –
- Hello Kitty Toothbrush with cover
- Head bands and pony tail bands
- Fun item – Coloring book and crayons
- Sun glasses
- Holiday erasers
Now that I know what they allow and don’t allow, I can purchase items throughout the year and be a little more prepared next Christmas. The boxes are being collected this coming Sunday. I understand that Hobby Lobby is also participating in this. You may still be able to purchase a clear box from them if you can’t get your hands on a OCC provided box.
The best thing about these boxes is that each child will hear the Gospel and then have an opportunity for follow-up discipleship classes. It’s not just a good deed – it’s a chance to share the Good News! There’s no better gift than that!
Who else is participating? What did you include in your box?
Let’s send the Good news!