Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Season of Giving

I have had all sorts of calls asking for money lately. Some of them I've given to and others I've had to politely decline and tell them maybe next year. I would honestly LOVE to be able to give to every worthy cause out there, but since that is not possible for us, I have to stick to only a couple. With all those causes calling, it really makes me think about giving this holiday season and who I would choose.

A new favorite is Operation Christmas Child. We were introduced to Operation Christmas Child for the first time through our church last year. It was actually fun to shop as a family for a little one who might not have Christmas if it wasn't for the shoebox that we put together. Not only do they receive the gifts we have sent, but they receive an even better gift-the message of Jesus. It is a wonderful cause by Samaritan's Purse that we feel is a great way to start showing our little ones what it means to give.

We have actually put our shoebox together already this year since the shoeboxes will be dedicated in church in a couple weeks. Here are a couple pictures so you have an idea of the types of things that you fill a shoebox with. (Ours is for a 2-4 year old boy.)

If you would also like to put a shoebox together and don't know where you could drop it off or what to put in it, just check out the links! :-) You could also win a Veggie Tales prize pack if you blog about about Operation Christmas Child and what it means to you.

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Just Breathe said...

That is so awesome, I am going to check it out. Thanks.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

that is the sweetest thing. I know how it is I want to give to everyone, but just can't.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

This is something I haven't heard of yet! Great idea!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I wish I could give back right now. I volunteer at school but money wise I just can't right now.

Amber, That's Me! said...

This will be our third year for OCC- I really enjoy putting the box together with our son.

Alexia said...

OCC is a really neat way to let kids get involved in giving. I did this when I was a kid, and I want to start this with the boys too.

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