Hi everyone! I’m so super excitied. We made the goal! The goal was 1,437 shoeboxes as you might have heard in the last few posts. Our actual number though was………….[drum roll]……1,601!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yes, I know it is amazing. Here is the story.
We learned what we were supposed to do in the church. Each person was supposed to pack 26 boxes, which I did.We went down the main stairwell, got a box from the Sunday School Hallway. Ran in to a Sunday School room and put some labels on the boxes and then ran up a secret stairwell. There we ran in to the church, then in to Fellowship Hall. In Fellowship Hall we went to stations and filled up our boxes. We then took them to be checked, finally we took them to the counting area. It was so amazing. We were basically running like crazy cheetahs around our church. I commented that this might be the only time I would every be able to run through church. So then some of the confirmation kids loaded the boxes in to their parents cars. Then they took them to a collection center where they will ship them to Samaritan’s Purse. Time to start collecting for next year!
Hi everyone! I’m about to leave for my church. “Why?” you ask. Well, I’m going with my mom to the pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!
First off, I’d like to thank my family and friends for donating items to me. Every Sunday I’m coming in to my church with a a huge bag full of stuff. I drop them off at church before choir! I’d love to thank everyone who made or donated a shoebox this year. You really make a difference. If you didn’t donate this year, that is fine, you can donate next year. Or if you don’t want to donate you don’t have to, this is optional. When I come back I will post how many boxes we made. Our goal is 1,437 shoeboxes! Cross your fingers and toes, [don’t cross your eyes though.] Let’s make this wish come true!
Hello! Today, I’ll write about amazing and great organization called Operation Christmas Child. First, I’ll talk about Operation Christmas Child.
About Operation Christmas Child
I go to an awesome church. I just started going last April. I love this church. It is my favorite thing all week most times. I have about five close buddies there. Two in 4th grade like me, one in 3rd grade, and two in second grade. We do a project every year called Operation Christmas Child. This will be my first time doing it. Operation Christmas Child is an organization by Samaritan’s Purse. Operation Christmas Child is an organization where you pack a shoebox and put small gifts in it. I’ll give some gift ideas later. You pack a shoebox and send it to Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse sends it to the 130 countries with the most hurting children. At our church are goal is to pack 1,437 shoeboxes!!!!!
How to Pack a Shoebox
If you just got new shoes for school and you still have the shoebox keep it. Once you have the shoebox you can start packing it. You can decorate the shoebox too. Here are some things you can pack in the shoebox.
1. Pencils from birthday parties. Kids who get these packages love the pencils the best.
2. Small stuffed animals like Beanies Babies or Beanie Boos are great.
3. Markers and Crayons not used yet are awesome.
4. Headbands and other hair ornaments are great for the boxes as well.
5. Hard Candy is nice as well.
6. Maybe small notebooks you get from birthday parties.
7. Small tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes are also great ideas for the boxes.
8. Soap bars are also great
9. Combs and brushes are also awesome.
10. Maybe you can come up with your own ideas as well.
Here is a video of the children getting the shoeboxes.
OH WOW! YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT JUST HAPPENED A FEW SECONDS AGO. ON ANIMAL JAM JUMP I GOT IN 3RD PLACE. FOR MY BUDDIES ALL TIME RECORDS I’M IN 1ST PLACE. I BEAT MY BUDDY Hammer60 EVEN!!! SCORE WAS 48,382. YEP. THAT IS ALL. BYE!