I like using the Dollar Tree because I can get more for my money and the boxes get loaded down! The kids are always excited when it comes to putting these boxes together because they realize how easy they have it here, and how hard some kids have it in other parts of the country.
And then we purchased them some cuddly things like stuffed animals, crayons, pencils, notebooks, and a special candy treat. After leaving the store, I got the kids to pose with their bags so I could snap one more photo!
After arriving home, we placed all our goodies on the table so that they could be separated evenly among the two boxes.
Then the kids set out to “assemble” their boxes. We got so much stuff this time, it took several tries to get it all in!
Putting together a shoe box is such fun. But do you want to know what’s more fun than putting one together? Going to work in one of the warehouse where the shoeboxes are delivered before they are shipped all over the country! Stephen and I got to be involved a couple of years ago in the warehouse that is stationed near Atlanta, Georgia. It was a life changing experience for me.
No, Stephen is not asleep—hee hee. He just happened to close his eyes at the same time the photo was being snapped.
At the warehouse, you get to go through the boxes and remove harmful items, pack up the boxes, pray over them, love the boxes. It is just an awesome experience.
Operation Christmas Child always needs help and there are lots of warehouses all over the United States. You can go here to find out more information about how you an volunteer to help in the processing centers.