When I talk to my daughter, I always try to remind her how fortunate she truly is. Our lives have been enriched, not because of material items, but because we have a strong, warm, and loving family that supports one another no matter what. It is that bond that gets us through the toughest of times, and enriches each of our lives. There is nothing like love and family.
There are many children around the world who aren’t afforded the things that we are. And with the holidays fast approaching, it’s important for me to make sure my daughter does her part to help everyone have the best Christmas that they can. I got to know Operation Christmas Child through a campaign that myself, as well as many other bloggers are participating in. We want to spread the word about #OCCGiving so that every child can get a gift this holiday.
Operation Christmas Child is a “global Christmas gift exchange” and was started by Samaritan’s Purse, which has been giving away shoeboxes filled with gifts and toys for underprivileged children since 1990. Anyone can create and fill a shoebox full of items for Operation Child online.
Myself and The Chicklet took to task filling our shoebox for #OCCGiving on their. We had to decide if we wanted to give the shoebox to a girl or a boy, the age group, and the Operation Christmas Child website let us click and drag the items we wanted to put into the box.
Operation Christmas has a list of things that you can put in the shoebox. Items that can be in the shoebox include soft toys and small stuffed animals, and clothing such as hats, socks, gloves, etc.
You can add a photo and a personal note to the box, and for a donation of $30.00, a shoebox full of your items will make a child’s Christmas that much more special. I hope that you create your own #OCCGiving shoebox to give to a child in need this holiday season.
This holiday season build a box with your family to teach kindness, compassion, and generosity.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.