We worked together to fill two shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child this week.
Here's the project description from the OCC website: "Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Since 1993, more than 61 million shoe boxes have been packed, shipped, and delivered across the globe. People of all ages can be involved in this simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ."
Landon got really involved. He helped pick out the items for our boxes at the store and understood that we were buying them to give to other kids. (Some of the items we included were crayons, coloring books, stuffed animals, soap, washcloths, socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and bubbles.) He helped pack the items into the shoeboxes and "signed his name" on a note that we included in each box.
I've been participating in OCC for a few years now and think it's a great project, especially for kids and families to participate in. If you're interested, now is the time to pack a shoebox. Next week (November 17-24) is National Collection Week. Visit the OCC website for packing instructions and to find a drop-off location near you.