Operation Christmas Child

I was recently visiting Christa over at Little BGCG, one of my favorite blogs, and found out that she is participating in campaign called Operation Christmas Child. It is such a great idea and a tradition I would love to start with P, and any future Meyer’s down the line! We have been extremely fortunate and I want to share some Holiday spirit with a little boy or girl!

I had to learn more so I visited their website Samaritan’s Purse to read more about Operation Christmas Child. They have a user friendly website and I was able to find how to pack a shoebox really easy! I decided to chose a girl ages 10-14. I know how cute it is to find stuff for little ones and thought selecting an older child would do more good! I didn’t realize at the time how tricky it would be! I was able to locate a drop off location and learn more about paying the $7 donation to cover shipping online so I can actually track my package! If you don’t have time to get to the store and pack one yourself, you can even build a box online.

Today P and I ventured out to Target to put together our box. It was quite a production because I decided to wear P. There I was in the bathroom with a carrier on, his diaperbackpack on, my purse on and me trying to hold him and open the changing table. I have a little practicing to do!

I ended up walking around the store about 5 times and stopped two women with younger girls to see if they had some advice. I knew it would be hard to put together a box for a 10-14 year old girl but welcomed the challenge. In the end, I think we did pretty well. I am so nervous and hope she likes everything.

I ended up finding a journal, pens, tissues, tin with 3 chap-sticks  tin with gum, comb, playing cards, socks, sequence hair pin and a bracelet. Including the box, it was about $35. I would have gotten more but I couldn’t get anything else to fit! And BTW, I am not encouraging her to drink coffee. I just thought those cups are cool and she can put water in it. I was planning on putting a note inside telling her that!

Here is what we came up with! I plan to also write a letter to her and send along a picture of us!

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