Operation Christmas Child is a ministry, through Samaritans Purse. Each year, leading up to Christmas, they ask folks to fill a traditional sized shoe box with items for a child within a certain age range. Items to include would be school supplies, hygiene items, and toys (especially something to hug). They ask that you leave out all liquids, any chocolate and any war related items (ex. little green army men). Please pray over your box and include a check for $7 to help cover shipping.
The boxes are broken out into the following age ranges.
boy 10 -14 (this age group gets the least amount of shoe boxes donated)
Over the next few days I will post ideas on where to get items cheap or free. I will also post ideas of things to craft and put in your boxes I will also post my list of things I like to include. Until then check out this link, it is never to early to plan and begin collecting!