Have you ever packed a shoebox for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Shoebox Christmas Child? I can honestly say it is the one thing my family has done each and every Christmas for as long as I can remember.
I still get goosebumps when I am able to seal the box, label it, and drop it off at a shipping station. And I practically get weepy imagining watching the child open the box on Christmas. Oh the wonderment of it all!
As a child, I loved roaming the toy aisle & the accessory aisle packing a box for a young girl just like me halfway across the world. And now, as an adult, I love that this gives me an excuse to still roam the toy & accessories aisle!
A simple gift.
A simple shoebox.
A simple tool to be utilized to share the gospel.
And now, Samaritan’s Purse allows you to build a shoebox online. You can do right where you are, at your desk with coworkers, at your kitchen counter with your roommate, in a classroom with your children, even on a plane, wherever you are!
So, here is how it all goes down…
1. Visit www.samaritanspurse.org.
2. Click on the banner that reads “it’s shoebox time!”
3. And then select “Pack a Shoebox.”
If you scroll the bottom of this webpage, you will see an icon like this…
That’s what you want! It’s time to build this baby!
And then you will see this message from Samaritan’s Purse:
“You can still help share God’s love with children around the world even if you don’t have time to shop for and pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. With a few clicks of your mouse or swipes on your touchscreen, you can build a shoebox online. Make it your own by choosing from a list of gifts, then add a personal letter and photo. We’ll pack your shoebox and send it for you, for a suggested donation of just $25.”
How great is that?!?
So, here we go.
The next screen will have you select Boy or Girl & the age range. For this demo, I chose a little girl age range 5-9.
- Add the essentials kit (all-important items like toothbrush, tooth paste, hairbrush, washcloth, soap, school supplies, etc.)
- Then choose 1 large toy
- Then 2 smaller toys
- And finally select a few accessories such as a watch, socks, a headband, or maybe even some cool sunglasses or jewelry
Just click the item & drop it into your virtual box! It really is as easy as that!
NATIONAL Collection Dates are November 17-24th. So, start packing those virtual boxes now!!!
You will never know the difference it makes in the life of that child, and their families. That box could be life-changing.
Touch a life this Christmas.
Be the gift to one of your brothers or sisters across the world.
Give the gift of Christ this Christmas.