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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Operation Christmas Child



DAY TWELVE: Sunday, October 26, 2008

Read Psalm 9.


"The poor and homeless won't always be forgotten and without hope." Psalm 9:18 (CEV)


1. Find and empty shoebox. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required.

2. Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or girl, and the child's age category: 2-4, 5-9, 10-14. Remove the appropriated boy/girl label from a brochure or download off the Samaritan's Purse Web site. Mark the correct age on the label and attach the label to the top of your box.

3. Fill your shoe box with a variety of gifts:

  • School supplies: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, coloring books, chalk, writing pads or paper, etc.
  • Toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise, etc.
  • Hygiene items: toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap in a plastic bag, comb, washcloth, etc.
  • Candy: hard candy in a plastic bag, lollipos, mints and gum are all acceptable.
  • Other: sunglasses, flashlights with extra batteries, ball caps, socks, T-shirts, toy jewelry, hair clips, watches, small picture books, etc.
  • You may also enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child who receives your box may write you back.)

Make sure your shoebox gets turned it to a distribution center by the appropriate time. Enclose a check to Samaritan's Purse for $7.00 to cover shipping and handling.

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