What goes in my shoebox? The Operation Christmas Shoebox page give all kinds of idea on what to pack and what not to pack. Click here for the website: Operation Christmas Shoebox Link
Our K-8 student body was blessed to hear directly from Dania Yadago. Subjected to severe poverty, Dania Yadago and her family lived in three Middle Eastern countries while growing up. Dania’s family prayed for everything they needed. One year they began praying for a specific need. That year, Dania received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. As Dania and her family carefully went through each item in the gift, they shrieked in disbelief as they pulled out from that shoebox a direct answer to their prayers. That day Dania learned that with God all things are possible and there is power in prayer. To hear more about how the Lord answered Dania’s prayer through a shoebox, please watch and listen to Dania sharing her testimony in this video of her presentation to our students yesterday.
Boxes are provided by the school or you can use an average sized cardboard or plastic shoebox.
How to pack!
Start with a quality “wow” item such as a stuffed animal, soccer ball with pump, or clothing outfit that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box. See our gift suggestions according to age and gender listed below for other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to fill the shoebox.
Do NOT include:
Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.