This week starts Week 2 of The 30 Day Giving Challenge. I was a little down about my efforts on Week 1, but I have high hopes for this week! Part of this week’s giving challenge for our family will involve our family packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. It’s something that’s been on my heart to do for several years, but I’ve missed the deadline or “gotten too busy” to put the minimal effort required into packing a box.
The boys are the perfect age to get involved this year and to begin teaching them how a small sacrifice can make an incredible impact on another child’s life (or four lives) around the globe. It’s such a wonderful lesson in how a simple gift can have the power to change a life. The shoebox is only the beginning. It’s the tangible part of the equation, but Samaritan’s Purse also shares with them the priceless gift of the gospel.
You’ll want to check out this video to see the impact that Operation Christmas Child is having around the world. It gave me all the goose bumps, smiles, and motivation I needed to get these boxes packed this week!
Want some budget-friendly ideas for things in include in your shoebox(es)? My friend Clair from Mummy Deals has loads!
So pack a shoebox with toys, treats, supplies and HOPE this Christmas season!