Every year, people pack shoeboxes to bless kids in need around the world. Check out the 10 best school supplies to pack in an Operation Christmas Child box.
Operation Christmas Child
I'm so excited about this! With Operation Christmas Child Shoebox filling just around the corner (November will be here before you know it!), 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.
Not familiar with Operation Christmas Child? Click HERE to watch a previous video of Reagan and I packing up a box! (sorry about the sound clicking in and out ~ we'll work on that!).
Here are 10 of the best back to school supplies to pack:
- Pencil case
- Small manual pencil sharpener
- Colored pencils
- Coloring pads or books
- Glue sticks (please do not include liquid glue!)
Want to send more than school supplies? Be sure to download their Gift Suggestions PDF and take it with you while shopping.
National Collection Week for Shoeboxes this year is November 16-23, 2020, 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 $9 per box to cover the cost of shipping – learn more about that HERE and donate online as well.
If you have a FabFitFun box laying around (or will get one in the coming months!) or an empty shoe box handy, those should work perfectly! Be sure to save them so you can start adding your school supplies to them.
What other school supplies do you plan to pack this year in your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox? I'd love to hear your ideas ~ leave a comment to share!
Be sure to check out ALL of our best Back to School Sales, Tips, and Deals HERE – and get our free Back to School Printable Cheat Sheet!
And, if you're looking for more details on how to pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox, head on over HERE for more ideas and tips!
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