Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Helping Children Change Lives - One Shoebox at a Time



Since I just pinned a pin about the “store” we run for Operation Christmas Child and said you could check my blog about for more information, I thought I better put some information here. 

We have an ongoing “store” in our children’s Sunday School department. They earn money each week for coming, being on time, bringing visitors, learning the books of the Bible and bringing their Bibles (that last one never seems to work – and yes we do use Bibles in Sunday School). 
The FREE videos are not for OCC. We are just trying to get rid of them!

During most of the year, children can buy things for themselves or gifts to give to others. But starting
in September of every year, our store turns into a supply center for filling shoeboxes for OCC. I usually lower the costs of the items because it takes a lot to fill a shoe box. There is absolutely no buying for themselves until after the shoebox collection week in November. It is a wonderful way to teach giving.

So here are some pictures of our OCC “store.” I will post more about it next summer (which I can’t wait for! Summer that is). 


Filling the Shoeboxes