October 28, 2008

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

It's that time again! Each year Samaritan's Purse organizes Operation Christmas Child. It is an operation to get a Christmas gift coupled with the gospel into the hands of needy children throughout the world. Because the boxes are due November 19, I thought I'd share a couple of resources in case you needed to get prepared early.

Boxes for Katje is a great book about sending gifts overseas to provide for one another! It is based on a true story that occurred in 1945. There is a free unit study available if you'd like to spend an entire week on it!

And here are two pages that are great for your child to fill out/color and share some information with the receiving child! Scroll down to see the coloring pages, then click on them to open the pdf. It really helps personalize the whole deal when you get to put them in the shoe box. Some people have gotten letters in return! There is also a video here that shows the kids receiving their shoe boxes.

If you'd like to participate, but you're church isn't involved, here is all you need to know!

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