Shoebox Season Is Here! – Operation Christmas Child

Greetings to all of you lovely people! I hope everyone has been enjoying the month of November so far. The holiday season is heavily approaching and I have one of the perfect gift ideas for you! Why not help make this Christmas, the best one, for a child who needs it?

A few weeks ago after church service, I noticed a stack of Christmas-colored boxes on a table. I made my way over to them and asked one of our sisters, what it was for. She then introduced me to Samaritan’s Purse.

My box all ready to go

Samaritans Purse has been helping people around the world for over 50 years. They take part in lots of different ways but today I want to talk about Operation Christmas Child. There are so many young children around the world who’ve never had a chance to open a Christmas gift or understand what the holiday truly means. The purpose of the shoebox is to stuff it with as much awesomeness as you can. That way a child can feel extra special on Christmas morning! When I found out that I get to curate my own box for someone, I was so excited! I would hate to think about a scenario where Isaiah has to miss out on some of the magical and hopeful moments of Christmas. I’ve included their mission statement directly from their page, below.

Mission Statement

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Now I know some of you are thinking, where can I get a shoebox? I’d suggest checking out your local Christian church and asking if they are a part of this organization. You can also build your own online! Another option is going online and donating directly to the site. They give you the option to adopt a shoebox for only $10 or you can adopt a carton of 15 shoeboxes for $150.

Not in the United States? No problem. Samaritans Purse also has International offices in:
– Australia
– Canada
– United Kingdom
– Germany
– South Korea

Make sure to check out their website for more information!

What’s in my box?

I had so much fun with this, especially since our boxes were prefilled with a fun activity sheet. I shared my favorite things and a little about where I’m from!

I tried to draw myself in the moment lol

They also provided a list with a ton of different gift suggestions for children ages 2-14. I started off going in a more Christmas-themed direction but then got carried away when Isaiah kept pointing at little things he would like.

Some of the items we picked out

For Christmas spirit, I included the softest pajama set and a cute little book about a reindeer. Besides that, I wanted to make sure that everything included would be something they can actually use for a while like cool superhero toothbrushes for a healthy smile and Scooby Doo bandaids just in case someone gets a booboo. Isaiah picked out the colorful stickers and colored pencils. We made sure to add an activity workbook, construction paper, and even some flashcards! There are many different items that someone out there would love to have one day. Maybe they can be from you!

As always, thanks so much for reading! Questions, comments, and feedback are always welcome. If you enjoyed this post, please comment, like and share! Make sure to check out my Instagram; @tianiangela_ and my latest video on YouTube💋


9 thoughts on “Shoebox Season Is Here! – Operation Christmas Child

  1. This is so kind of you, Tiani! Thank you for doing this for a child in need. Years ago my mom used to make and send shoeboxes, but then we stopped for some reason. You made me think about it again, and now I want to make a shoebox.

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  2. What a nice way to help underprivileged kids celebrate the holidays! It’s a wonderful cause and so sweet of you to give these items- I am sure the person who receives them will be really happy! 😊💕

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  3. So when I went to Catholic school , a long time ago lol , we did something super similar. And yes it was alot of fun. We could toys, games or whatever to send to someone who needed it. That’s really cool the program is still around.


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