You know Kid’s Fun Review is all about kids and their families, so when I have the chance to give back to some of those precious kids in need, of course I’m more than willing! I am very lucky to have the opportunity to set a good example for my son when it comes to giving. I want him to understand not all children have the opportunities he’s had. Working with Operation Christmas Child to build boxes for children in need can help him learn compassion for those who are less fortunate.
It isn’t difficult at all to pack a box for Operation Christmas Child. We just looked around our house and grabbed a few extras from our own stash. You could also make a quick trip to the store if you need to, but if you’re like us you probably have extra items stashed here and there. My son had fun helping me pick out items. He was especially excited to be generous with a couple girl toys from our past review/ sample stash. Here are some of the items we included in our box:
- Hand Soap
We built this box for a girl, but I think we might build at least one more for a boy. I have several cars and Hot Wheels we could add to the box, and plenty more crayons, pencils, batteries, and toothbrushes around the house to add in.
I love this video! It can help you share the message with your children on how their box can help another child someplace in the world.
You can designate whether your box is for a boy or a girl, and the age group it fits under. You can wrap your box if you want to, with the lid wrapped separately, but it’s not necessary. Operation Christmas Child does request you include a $7 donation per box to cover the shipping cost and other expenses, you can include it in the box, or pay online.
Once our box was packed I looked up the instructions for how to pack the box and found out the drop off location nearest my home. We’re heading out tomorrow to run some errands, so I’m planning on dropping off our Operation Christmas Child boxes while we’re out. One of the drop off spots is right on our way.
I’m challenging Kid’s Fun readers to build their own box and help a child in need this holiday season. What would you include in your box?
This holiday season build a box with your family to teach kindness, compassion, and generosity.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.