Operation Christmas Child #OCCGiving

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How do you teach your child kindness, compassion, and generosity?  I think it’s by example.  If your children grow up giving to others, participating in volunteer projects, they will be compassionate adults. A wonderful opportunity to show your child how to help others in need is Operation Christmas Child. Every year, caring individuals fill shoe boxes with gifts for children around the world.  Over 1 billion children in the world live in poverty.  There is great need and we can share just a bit of our blessings to help them.  This year, Operation Christmas Child projects to hit 100 million boxes, since they began in 1993. Here’s how! 1. Use an empty shoe box (standard size, please) or a small plastic container. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. 2. Boy or Girl? Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

Hmmm, what would a 6 year old girl like? I have an expert consultant!

Too bad hula hoops won’t fit into shoe boxes!

3. Fill it up! Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child such as toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. A list of suggested gift items is available here. 4. Donate $7 Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. 5. Drop Off Click here to find the closest drop-off location during you and drop off your box during OCC’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19, 2012. Remember Scotty Creery?  American Idol winner?  Here’s a fun video about how he packed a box!

This holiday season build a box with your family to teach kindness, compassion, and generosity.

Operation Christmas Child and influencer marketing platform BlogFrog have teamed up with 200 bloggers like me to spread the word about this great cause.

BlogFrog will match the first 200 boxes that are built.  Pledge your commitment below to build a box today on Facebook or Twitter!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.

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