Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Shoe Box Ministry

Have you heard of a shoe box ministry in your area?  We participated last year in a local ministry that distributed shoe box gifts to local homeless shelters and hospitals.  The idea is to wrap a shoe box, top and bottom separately, fill it with gifts, and drop it off at a collection center in your town.  Ours will go to our local grocery store.  Today the kids and I picked out items to make 4 boxes this year, one boy, one girl, one man, and one woman.  The kids boxes will have coloring books, crayons, a puzzle, a toy, a hat, stickers, and candy.  The woman's box has a bible, sudoku puzzle book, socks, hair accessories, chap stick, gum, kleenex, and candy.  The man's box has a bible, sudoku puzzle book, socks, beef jerky, a flash light and batteries, kleenex, gum and candy.  Before we went to the store, I talked with my kids about how some people don't have homes and won't be able to have Christmas presents, or some kids are sick in the hospital and their parents can't afford to buy presents, so we wanted to help them.

Would you like to participate in a similar ministry?  Operation Christmas Child is a similar ministry that ships shoe boxes overseas.  I would love to hear what other charitable giving your family is doing this season!

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