My 16 year old chose to do one for a girl 2-4. She choose chap sticks and stuffed animals and sticker books and candy.
My 20 year old saw us putting our boxes together on Sunday morning and decided she wanted to do one too. She and our 17 year old ran out to the store that sells everything and bought stuff to do two more boxes. That's why we were late. I think it was a pretty good reason to be late,right?
Imagine our surprise when we got to church and saw this. Excuse the quality of the pictures. I only had my camera phone with me. I actually had to take three pictures because I couldn't fit all the tables in one photo.
Isn't God awesome? Planting the seed of giving to others who have nothing. Most of the items are things you and I take for granted. Some of the items are just basic things. Toothbrushes, soap, and washclothes. Imagine the smiling faces on Christmas morning. This year you can track your box on line and see what country it goes to. My kids are excited about that. I realize it's too late to do it this year but please consider it next year. Here is a link to the site with all the details. I would also like to say they do so much more then shoeboxes. They help provide clean water to villages. They also work with hospitals to help children get operations they otherwise would not receive in their on country. They are currently helping rebuild Haiti. Samaritans Purse is a Christian based organization that spreads the word of Jesus as they help people.
We also are thinking of giving to foster children. Does anyone have any ideas? Places that take donations? I can't seem to find anything on line.