Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Season of Sharing

During the holiday season, we will be sharing ways that you can share the spirit of the season to help those in need.

georgia_girl_2First up is an organization that I just heard about, Operation Christmas ChildOperation Christmas Child is operated by Samaritan’s Purse International Relief an organization that offers emergency relief, community development and vocational programs to impoverished people all over the world.

Operation Christmas Child collects shoe boxes filled with toys and supplies to be sent to children all over the world.   Last year they serviced 8 million children in 180 countries.  How can I help, you ask?

First, choose boy or girl and an age category.  Then pack a shoe box full of gifts including toys, school supplies and personal items such as candy, t-shirts, jewelry, toothbrush, soap, etc.    Next, include a check for at $7.00 to cover postage.

OCC_Pack 2After you get your shoebox packed, you can drop it off at one of several drop off locations or you can mail it to Samaritan’s Purse.  The drop off locations are open the week of November 15-22.  Click here to find the location nearest you!  Before to participate, be sure to go to the Operation Christmas Child website for all the details.

Of course, this is just one of many organizations that you can donate to during the holiday season.  We will be back with more ideas!!!

If any of you have an organization to suggest, please leave a comment.