Friday, October 28, 2011

Add a game

Kids love playing games.  Why not add a game!  I found these on clearance at Superstore for .94 cents.  The packaging makes it look like it would be too big for a shoe box.  But I bought one for my son.  And its all very flat and fits well in a box.  And he's had a great time playing with it.  And making up other games.  When adding a game remember playing cards and dice are NOT allowed.

Boys box

Another boys box.

Construction paper
Cup packed with underwear and washcloth.
Pencil case we sewed.  Filled with pens, pencils, erasers, pencil crayons, tape, sissors.
Star stickers
Cross my son made
Flip Flops

Candy will be added after Monday:)
I also need to finish writting my boys notes.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Boys Box

I've been packing boys boxes and here's a picture of one.
This one happened to take on a dinosaur theme with yellow and green.
Inside the box...
dinosaurs to color
dinosaur picture my son found in one of this coloring books,
pencil case, which we made filled with pencils, pens, erasers, scissors,
dinosaur stuffed animal
yellow shirt
cross - made by my son
Need to add candy yet.  Which I'll get after halloween.
And a note and picture.

Monday, October 24, 2011

$7.00 donation

I've had a few people ask me what the $7.00 donation covers.

Here is what OCC Canada says...
What is the suggested $7.00 donation used for?
Thanks to the generous support of our folunteers and corporate partners across Canada and around the world, the Operation Christmas Child project is able to operate yearround based on a $7.00 donation per shoe box.  The donations are used to cover the cost of domestic and international shipping, to provide resources training to our volunteers who organize the collection and distribution of shoe boxes, to equip the local church in distributing countries with resources to provide further spiritual and physical aid, to raise awareness about the project in Canada that encourages people to pack gift-filled shoe boxes and volunteer.  Additional donations are used to cover unespected project costs and to hlep Samaritan's Purse provide additional humanitarian aid to children and their communities.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

30 days until National Collection Week!
Have you started buying or packing?

Prayer Guide - Saturday

Pray for God's blessing on everyone involved, in Canada and overseas, in sharing the Gospel through Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.

School Supplies Marked down further at Superstore

All school supplies marked down to .44 cents are now marked down to .24 cents at Superstore!! 

Prayer Guide - Friday

Pray for the international churches as they teach children and families about the Good News of Jesus Christ.
(Source OCC Canada)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Operation Christmas Child Facebook page.

Have you checked out the Operation Christmas Child Canada facebook page.  Lots of great stuff!

You can also follow me thru facebook.   Packing Boxes of Love.

Happy packing.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Superstore school supply clearance.

I thought my Superstore had sold/packed up all their sale school supplies.
But this week I found that they had just moved it, back with the other stationary.
BUT it was on the top shelf, not eye level.
I found they still had 10 packs of pens on clearance for .44 cents.
Multi pack of erasers for .35 cents.
Pencil cases .94 cents.

Smile Makers

(Source OCC)
This is one of my favorite pictures!
Look at the big smile on his face.
I have sent these glasses with noses before, but unfortunetly that is not my box.
Anyone else always look at pictures checking to see if that is their box they sent?
This picture reminded me to go out and buy more glasses, to bring more smiles.
I found mine at walmart.  They are usually in the party supply section.
But this time I found mine in the summer clearance, even though they weren't a clearance item.
6 pairs for $1.00.
A small price for a big smiles.

Prayer Guide - Thursday

(Source OCC Canada)
Pray that God will meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the children who receive shoe boxes, and their families.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Walmart- sponge balls

Walmart is clearing out there summer stock.
There wasn't too much left at my Wal-mart location.
But I did score these sponge balls.
Regular $1.00 each on sale for .25 cents.

Prayer Guide- Wednesday

Pray for the physical and spiritual protection of all Operation Christmas Child staff, volunteers, and ministry partners.
 (source OCC Canda)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Prayer Guide - Tuesday

(source OCC Canada)
Pray that God will provide an increase in shoe boxes so that more children around the world can hear about Christ.

The impact shoe boxes have are huge.  A box can change a childs life, but it also effects the family and the community! Would you consider packing an extra box this year?

Monday, October 17, 2011

HAITI: Reading The Greatest Gift of All, a booklet that tells the story of Jesus, offered to children when culturally acceptable at shoe box distribution events.
Source OCC facebook page.

This picture went along so well with the prayer guide today.
I just had to post it.

Thanks to OCC Canada for posting a link to my blog today!
You can also like my fb page, to stay updated.

Prayer Guide-Monday

(Source OCC Canada)
MONDAY- Pray that every child who receives a shoe box will hear, understand and respond to the Good New of Jesus Christ.

I don't know about you.  But I LOVE seeing pictures of children receiving boxes and learning about Jesus!  Look at the smiles on their faces.  When OCC Canada sent these to me I couldn't help but smile.
I hope they put a smile on your face too. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

This Little Light of Mine, I'm Gonna let it Shine.

Sorry about being MIA.  It was a busy week.  Although all weeks leading up to Christmas probably will be.  The weather has been beautiful.  And Christmas is creeping up on us.  I saw that Shoe Boxes were out at our Dollarama location!  YEA!  That means collection week is just around the corner.
We had our Shoe Box kick off at our church this morning. 
 It's great to see 3 and 4 year olds excited about packing boxes for other children.

This afternoon my boys were doing fun fusion.
I'm not sure if that's what they're called but that's what our bucket says.
Anyways my boys were playing around.  And my oldest said, mommy don't look.
And when I could look he showed me he had come up with a cross.
I loved the idea.

And what started out as one cross.  Ended up being a days project for them.
They wanted to make enough for each child in their Sunday School class to add to their boxes.
And then they couldn't stop:)

But the thing he was most proud of was that all the centers were made with glow beads.
So that even in the dark, the cross will shine!
It reminded me that even though this world has so much darkness,
God's light always shines, it never goes out.
And now I have This little light of Mine stuck in my head.

What crafts have you done with your kids that you will add to your boxes?

Prayer Guide- Sunday

I received a Prayer Guide in my Group Kit from Operation Christmas Child.

I had never seen one before.  Or maybe I should say I have never taken note.
On the back side it has the days of the week and then different prayers.
This week I'll be sharing those.

SUNDAY- Praise God for the incredible way that He is working through the church and shoe box gifts to share the Gospel, both in Canada and around the world.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

2-4 boy

Wooden people and book - $1.00 - Dollarama
Underwear - .60   - Walmart - 5 Pairs for $3.00 clearance in April.
Visor - .50 cents - clearance can't remember where.
Wooden Airplane - .25 cents - Target clearance after Christmas
T-shirt - $1.94- Superstore summer clearance
Cup - .25 cents - Dollarama 4 for $1.00
Stuffed Animal - .25 cents - thrift store
Crayons -.75 cents - Walmart
Eraser -.18 cents - Superstore 5 pack for .94 cents
Pencils -.05 cents - Superstore 10pack for .10 cents
Pencil Sharpener- .25 cents - Dollarama 4 pack for $1.00
Lose leaf -.04 cents - Superstore
Wash Cloth- .33 cents - Giant Tiger.  3 pack for $1.00
Soap- .30 cents - Superstore.  10 pack for $2.99
Stickers - $1.00 Dollarama
Flip Flops - $1.00 - Old Navy
Toothbrush .20 cents - Dollarama.  5 pack for $1.00

Total $8.59

Monday, October 10, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

5-9 boy

Underwear .60 cents -Walmart 5 pack for $3.00
Stickers .10 cents - garage sale
Flip flops $1.00 - Old Navy
Cap $1.00 - Walmart
Green shirt $1.94 - Superstore summer clearance
Silly Glasses  Walmart
Stuffed Animal .25 cents- thrift store
Notebook .06 cents - Staples.  4 pack for .25 cents
Loose leaf .04 cents - Staples.  .19 cents divided 5 ways.
Cross necklace free- Made in vbs
Cup .25 cents - Dollarama.  4 for $1.00
Pencil Sharpener .25 cents - Dollarama 4 for $1.00
Eraser .20 cents - Superstore.  5 for $1.00
Flexible bunny .50 cents - Walmart -Easter clearance
Soap .30 - Superstore. 10 pack for $2.99
Washcloth .33 - Giant Tiger. 3 for $1.00
Bouncy Ball .25 cents- Old Navy
Tennis Ball .16 cents - Superstore. 18 pack for $2.99
Plastic Animals .33 cents - Dollarama. 3 pack for $1.00
Puzzle .94 cents - Giant Tiger clearance
Car $1.00
Pencil Crayons .75 cents

Total $10.25

Friday, October 7, 2011

5-9 girl

Stickers - $1.00 - Dollarama
Wiggly Worm - .10 cents - thrift store
Stuffed Animal - .94 cents - Superstore.  Easter Clearance
Shoes - $1.00 - Thrift store.
Bag with flower - free with clinic purchase
Underwear -.70 cents  - Giant Tiger 10 pack for 7.00
Sewing kit - free from hotel
Socks - .20 cents - Michaels clearance
Cup- .25 cents - Dollarama 4 for $1.00
Loose leaf - .04 cents -Superstore - .19 cents divided 5 ways
Note book -.06 cents- Staples. 3 pack for .25 cents
Small notebook .50 cents - Superstore Valentines clearance
Pencils - 20 cents - Michaels
Pens - .15 cents - Walmart.  10 pack for .50 cents
Eraser - .10 centsWalmart - Valentines clearance 5 or 6 pack for .50 cents
Hairbands - 10 cents - Thrift store
Toothbrush-.20 cents - Dollarama - 5 pack for $1.00
Wash Cloth- .22 cents- Walmart - 18 pack for $4.00
Braclets -.80 cents Reitmans 5 pack for $2.00
Skipping rope - .32 cents - Dollarma 4 pack for $1.25
Pencil Crayons .75 cents- Superstore

Total $7.13

DIY Projects - Knitting Patterns

Enjoy knitting? 
Why not knit some items for you boxes.
From hand puppets to beanies.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pack with a friend.

Often times, items are cheaper when you buy in larger quantities.
Consider packing boxes with a friend.
Divide the items needed and then start your hunt.
Then have a packing party together and share the joy packing the boxes together.
Or you can donate your extra items to other charities in your area.

National Collection Week: November 21-27

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

OCC Shoe Box Display

(Source OCC Canada)
Packing boxes in your church or having a packing party?
Why not display your boxes in the form of a tree.
It looks neat!
And it also can be a reminder for people about the project and inspire people to pack more boxes!

Girl 10-14 Box

Note book .06 cents - Staples 4 pack for .25 cents
Loose leaf  .04 cents -Staples. .19 cents divided 5 ways
Small notebook .44 cents - Superstore Valentine's clearout
Picture to color - free- came in a color kit my son bought.but it's too girly for him:) 
Purse- clearance
Pencil Case -  Superstore Valentine's Sale
Holds pencil crayons, pencil, pencil sharpener, pens, erasers.
Stuffed Animal - Happy Meal
Sewing Kit $3.00 Walmart clearance.
Skipping Rope  .32  -$1.25  divided by 4
Nail Clipper
Small bag which holds clips, pony tails holders
Gel Pens $1.00
Headband- free made at a womens retreat
Soap - .30 cents - Superstore 10 pack for $2.99
Wash Cloth - .33 cents - Giant Tiger 3 for $1.00
Toothbrush - free from a gift bag my boys received
Balloon - free from parade
Shoes $1.00 thrift store, brand new with tags on

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Packing Shoes

Fill them with items, so you can fit more in your box.

Add a Bible Verse

What are your favorite verses to add.?

Prints are from here.
All money raised goes towards various missions projects,
including Operation Christmas Child:)

Needle and Thread.

Running out of room in your box but wanted to add a sewing kit, or on a tight budget.
Why not add a needle and thread.
These 2 simple things, don't take up too much room.
But can help mend countless items.
They may just be an answer to prayer.
Dollarama has 70 needles for $1.00.
I usually divide them between 2 or 4 boxes.
And Fabricland has thread 3 for $1.00