Note: in the pictures I included Elmer’s glue, however that will be removed from shoeboxes because it may leak. Thanks to Jillian on the PPP Facebook page for letting me know!
I’m so excited about this! With Operation Christmas Child Shoebox filling just around the corner, this is the perfect time to start gathering back to school supply deals that you’ve scored the last few weeks to pack in your boxes. This is one of our family’s favorite ministries, as it helps my kids learn ways to give to those in need across the world.
Reagan and I spent a few minutes this morning packing up a box, and thought it would be fun for you to see what we included. Click HERE or above to watch the video (sorry about the sound clicking in and out ~ we’ll work on that!)
Here’s a peek at what back to school supplies to pack . . .
1. pencil sharpener
2. pens, pencils and colored pencils
3. small notebook and index cards
4. glue sticks
5. highlighters and markers
6. kid scissors (regular scissors for teenage boxes)
7. mini stapler
8. 3 hole punch
9. master lock (especially for teenage boxes)
10. school supply box (you can fill the box with school supplies to make more room in your shoebox)
National Collection Week for Shoeboxes this year is November 14-21, and if you’re not sure where to drop off a box in your area you can go HERE to find a local collection site. They do ask that you also give a donation of $7 per box to cover the cost of shipping – learn more about that over HERE and donate online as well.
Looking for more on how to pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox? Head on over HERE for more ideas and tips!