Down with OCC

This year, we participated in Operation Christmas Child (OCC) again.

The kids got to participate twice, since we had our set of boxes that we packed and their grandparents had a set of boxes for them to pack too.

We’ll do the grandparents’ boxes first.

Grandparents’ Boxes

Step 1: Gather Stuff

Go to the dollar store and fill a cart.
Put all the items on your dining room table.

picture of toys to pack for Operation Christmas Child

picture of toys to pack for Operation Christmas Child

Step 2: Gather Boxes

They say any shoebox will do, but we opted for the official OCC boxes.

picture of boxes to pack for Operation Christmas Child

Step 3: Pack the Boxes

Have the kids work their way around the table, grabbing items and putting them in boxes.

picture of children packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Step 4: Done

Then you send in your boxes. In our case, that meant taking them to church. It was their first time in church, but they behaved very well and sat quietly the whole time.

Our Boxes

Step 1: Gather Stuff

Go to the dollar store and fill a cart.
Put all the items on your dining room table.

picture of toys to pack for Operation Christmas Child

picture of toys to pack for Operation Christmas Child

Step 2: Gather Boxes

They say any shoebox will do, but we opted for the official OCC boxes.

picture of boxes to pack for Operation Christmas Child

Step 3: Pack the Boxes

Have the kids work their way around the table, grabbing items and putting them in boxes.

picture of children packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child

It’s a nice touch to sharpen any pencils that you include in the boxes. And include pencil sharpeners too, since the recipient might not have access to one otherwise.

picture of children sharpening pencils for Operation Christmas Child

Step 4: Done

Then you send in your boxes. Same thing this time, but it was our church instead of the grandparents’ church. Either way, the boxes should look like this when you’re done:

picture of children sharpening pencils for Operation Christmas Child

except the lid should be closed.

Oh, the deadline for the OCC boxes was this past Sunday, so you’re too late for this year now. Better get a head start for next year.

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

James 1:27

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3 Responses to “Down with OCC”

  1. Ricky Anderson Says:

    First time we’ve missed it in years.

    That’s a lot of boxes!

  2. Some Guy Says:

    One box for each grandchild. Plus a couple for the grandparents too. Maybe next year we’ll throw some in for you.

  3. Ricky Anderson Says:

    Aww…

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