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We are in the home stretch for collections for this year's Operation Christmas Child Drive!
It’s October, and that means it’s time for the fun stuff: Toys!
When considering what toys to put in a Shoebox, I would like to encourage you to think outside the box. (haha!) For example, sports balls can be deflated (and the Dollar Tree sells excellent small pumps!); packaging can be removed from Barbie dolls and Matchbox cars; small Legos and children’s craft kits can be removed from bulky boxes and placed in sandwich zipper bags (just make sure you include any instructions). With just a little creativity, you’d be amazed at how much a Shoebox can hold!
To recap what we have collected so far, in the month of September we collected these Personal Care Items: 62 bars of soap, 63 washcloths, 114 combs, 19 hair brushes, 13 packs of various hair accessories, 53 toothbrushes, and 12 packs of toothbrush covers.
In the month of August we gathered these School Supplies: 31 notebooks, 28 coloring/activity books, 6 packs of glue sticks, 19 packs of pens/pencils, 11 pencil sharpeners, 55 packs of crayons/colored pencils/markers, and 2 math sets that will be great for older kids.
Based upon what we have received so far, I estimate that we will be able to pack 60-75 boxes, which would put our shipping costs somewhere between $540-$675. It isn’t much when you think about it; when is the last time you were able to ship a shoebox-sized package for less than $10? The shipping cost also covers training and materials needed to help spread the Gospel to Shoebox recipients. I hope you will consider contributing to our shipping fund… any amount will help!
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