do you do the shoebox thing at christmas?

@saundyl (9690)
Canada
November 12, 2008 12:57pm CST
Do you participate in operation Christmas Child? If you do what sorts of things do you put in the boxes? I haven't participated in the last couple years. I used to when i was in school but I never seem to get the box in before they are due in. I saw a lady today getting little watches and toothbrushes some pretty papers and stuffed toys to go into the boxes. She says she does one for each of her kids.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Nov 08
Salvation Army - Their red collection bucket.
I have never heard of mthis program you write about. But years ago my wife and I were in bad shape financially when our kids were small. We could not afford a lot for gifts at the holidays etc. So we used the services of Salvation Army each holiday season. We would get 2 gifts for each child, a check for foods for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Sop now each time we pass the red pails at stores etc we always donate a lot of change etc. As miush as we can actually. I did buy some toys one year for the Toys For Tots program. I used their services so now I help others be able to use them as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
13 Nov 08
Thats awesome. I tend to buy extra canned foods and put them in the bins for the shelter. What are the red pails for?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
13 Nov 08
They are used for collections of cash donations at store entrances etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
21 Nov 08
Ohhh like the santas at the doors with the bells and the pretty metal buckets.
@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
12 Nov 08
My church does this.We call it Lotty Moon. Each of the Sunday school classes picks an age group and we each put things in a shoebox according to the age group. For example, if our age group is 6-8 we put in pencils, rulers, calculators, kleenex,small toys, etc., whatever is age appropriate. We usually have a lot of luck with this program and everybody participates.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
12 Nov 08
So is this done just around the holidays? Or is it also done at the start of the school season? I can't recall anything like this when my kids were in school many years ago. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
12 Nov 08
My church just does this at Christmastime. I'm not sure if it is done year round or not.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
13 Nov 08
I think around here its just done at christmas but im not sure if other places do it different times. I think its such a neat idea.
@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I have not participated in that program. But come holiday time when I shop I look to see if they are collecting presents at the store. Most of the time I buy some thing and put it in on my way out. In fact the dollar tree near me does it and every time I go there I put some thing in it. I also donate to food drives as often as I can. Even if its just one can of corn I try to always put some thing in!
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
13 Nov 08
I love seeing all those presents piled up at the mall and think theyre going to go somewhere good.