Simple Compassion – Operation Christmas Child

October 16, 2012 in Simple Compassion by Lorilee Lippincott

Operation Christmas Child

One downside to being off on the road this October and November is that we are missing Operation Christmas Child.  Here is our packing post from last year.

As a family this is one of our favorite ‘Simple Compassion’ project.

What is Operation Christmas Child?

It is the chance to send a Christmas present to a child somewhere in the world who might not get a present otherwise.  Not only can you pack your specific gift and specify age and gender, you can send a personal note to the child.  Samaritans Purse also puts the first bible study booklet into the box that allows your child, if they want to continue, to learn more about Jesus and His love for them.

How cool is that?

We can’t change the world, but this is an awesome chance to change the world for a child this Christmas.

Want in?

Pack a box and drop it off at a collection center :)

I feel bad posting primarily American charities (if you have a good international one you want to share I would love to hear about it).  Drop of centers are only in the US but anywhere in the world you can still participate if you want to ship your box to a collection center or you can donate to Samaritans Purse.  (you can donate to Operation Christmas Child specifically you just need to scroll down to it)

You can also track your box and find out where it goes.

Thanks so much for reading :)