Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Look at these smiles!

Just think... YOU can bring smiles, just like this, to a child, by simply packing a box!!!

Plum Coulee Drop off

Just a reminder, if you live in the Plum Coulee area, you can drop off your boxes at the Tree Lighting ceremony tonight.

Check your Local Christian Book Store.

Check out your local Christmas Book Store. They usually have neat pencils, erasers, yo-yos, cars- that say Jesus loves you!   I also found pins on sale for .25 cents that say Jesus is the Reason for the Season.

Greyhound depots

Can't find a drop off location in your area?  Try a Greyhound depot. 
Many Greyhound depots and stops accept filled shoe boxes. In certain communities there is no Operation Collection Center so the only option is to send the boxes through Greyhound. Greyhound transports the boxes for free. However, some of the smaller Greyhound stops can only take a limited number of boxes at a time.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's not too late to pack a box!!! Get your kids involved, go shopping, have some fun, bless a child!

Monday, November 21, 2011

National Collection Week Starts Today!!!!!!!!

You still have a week to pack your boxes!

You can find a Collection Site in your area by clicking here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Last year 640,714 boxes were packed in Canada and almost 8.2 million were packed world wide! Help them reach their goals of 750,000 in Canada and 8.5 million worldwide! Each box makes a difference!

Source OCC Canada

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Canadian Tire- sissors

The deals keep coming!  Just in time for collection week.
3 pack of sissor for .71 cents at Canadian Tire.
I'm guessing this is good until Thursday.
I opened up a pack and they're good quality.

Walmart Clearance.

Walmart is clearing out boys hats, they come in packs of 2 for $1.00.  The price was marked at $5.00 but I thought it was worth asking if they were marked down further. And they were $1.00.  Score!
Boys shorts and pants were on clerarance for $1.00.  I only found smaller sizes for 2-4 boxes for this price. 
They were also clearing out spoons.  3 for .50 cents.

Anyone else finding good deals these days?

Monday, November 14, 2011

I just got back from shopping.  And it warms my heart to see and hear people shopping for Operation Christmas Child!!  I am also excited when I go into a store and see that they have yet again run out of shoe boxes to hand out.  Praying that we meet our goal of 8,000 boxes for this area.  And 8.5 million worldwide.  (I need to double check that last number)
Check out this blog and see what the Falk family has packed in their boxes!

.89 cent Plastic Shoe Boxes at Home Depot

Home Depot has .89 cent plastic shoe boxes.
Check it out here

Great deals are all around us.

It's one week until Collection Week!
How exciting!  I finished up my boxes at home yesterday.
I just had to add my notes to my boxes.
Now I'm getting ready for our packing party on Sunday.
And I need to finish shopping for that.
And God always provides.

You never know where you are going to find a great deal.

Check online.
In our area we have a swap/buy on Facebook.
A friend sent me a message with a heads up on these this morning.
I just bought these 7 bags of brand new balls.
With 50 in each bag  for $1.00 a bag!

Thrift store are also another favorite place of mine.
Last week I picked up these puppets.
There were 16 in the bag, plus 2 other big pieces of new felt. 
They need some eyes, which we will attach yet, and a mouth. 
 But they were 16 for $1.00!

It's also great to have friends looking out for deals for you.
I'm thankful my friend sent me a message regarding the balls.
Friends can also be a great resource:)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shoe Box Blitz in New York!

Did you catch them on Good Morning America? 
There is a Shoe Box Blitz going on in New York today.  Looks like it's a big party!
If you're on fb check the Operation Christmas Child fb page and Clip With Purpose fb page.  Lots of pictures and fun stuff going on!
Pray that even more boxes are packed and that it may bring people in New York city to Christ.

Here are a few videos from the day.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Add coloring pages

Add coloring pages to your box.  Every Sunday my son comes home from Sunday School with a coloring page.  He's not much into coloring so he adds them to our pile to add to our boxes.  You can also buy a coloring book and carefully cut the book apart and add the pages to your box.  Or there are a lot of sites online that you can print coloring pages from.  Just google coloring pages or Christian Coloring pages.
This is one of my favorites.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Immeasurably more than we ask of imagine!

This morning I prayed for great deals on shoe box packing items.  My boxes are done but I was asked to head up our packing party at church.  So on our small budget I asked God to let the money go far!  And God exceeded my expectations.  We drove to a different town known for their great thrift store. And great it was! I found  a few sets of brand new beads for .50 cents each.  And each set I was able to divide and will go into 2 boxes.  So .25 cents for beads for girls! And a whole bunch of other stuff, which I can't remember at the moment.  2 bags full for $8.00. 
Then we went to Fields.  This can be hit or miss.  But today it was great!!
They are clearing out Fruit of the Loom underwear.
3 prs of underwear for $1.00!  I have never seen underwear that cheap.  And it's good quality too.

And they were clearing out shoes/sandals.  All these were for a $1.00 each!  The lady asked if I was buying out the store:)

They were also clearing girls shirts for $1.00.

This verse kept running thru my mind this morning.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20.

Thank you Jesus for wonderful deals!

If you live in Southern Manitoba and are looking for pencil sharpeners, as Dollarama in our area is sold out, the dollar store in Altona has 6 pencil sharpeners for $1.00.  And also 3 pencil sharpeners for $1.00.  They also have marbles and a lot of other items that Dollarama is sold out of.

Happy Packing!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sew a simple skit!

Chantalle Falk posted this on fb. It's an great project. 
Sewing simple little skirts out of bandanas is too much fun!
1 bandana for the front, 1 for the back, sew up the side seams, create a casing for elastic, add elastic and you are done! No hemming or finishing of seams required!

Thanks Chantalle!

About Me Page from OCC Canada.

Wanting to include your kids in writting a letter? 
Why not print this About Me page from Operation Christmas Child Canada, and let them fill it out.
Color it and decorate it.  Make it special.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Giant Tiger

I stopped by Giant Tiger this week and they had some items which were good value.
10 prs of socks for $5.00.  5 prs of girls underwears for $4.00 or 10 prs ofr $7.00.  They were also clearing out some of their school supplies.  I picked up some duotangs for .05 cents.  I'll put my loose leaf I purchase at back to school into them.


If you're writting a personal letter and put it in an envelope.  Please do not seal it.
At the processing center, the volunteers will remove any money or OCC donation envelopes and put everything else back in the box -- but if the envelope is sealed it's not as easy for them to know if it's a letter/card or a donation.
Source OCC Canada

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Free T-shirt

Offers like this do not come around very often here in Canada.
Buy specially marked Post Cereal-  Honeycombs, Shreddies, Alpha-bits and Sugar Crips.
Enter your code and they'll send you a free t-shirt!
We just finished a box of Honeycombs and I just ordered my t-shirt.
It says allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.
Now we just started Alph-bits.
So another t-shirt will be coming our way!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Running low on time?

Add a picture with a verse or some encouraging words to your box.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Now's the time to shop for Hard Candy

Now is the perfect time to pick up hard candy!
It's on sale 50% off at most places.

Rockets are allowed this year.
Tootsie Rolls are NOT.
But Tootsie Roll suckers are allowed.

Also remember to bag all candy placed in boxes.

Happy Shopping.

(Source OCC Canada)