Packing Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes has become the official sign that the Holidays are here at our house! To be honest I don't think I could think of a better way to kick off the festivities.
I issue an OCC challenge every year and this year was no different. The best part is you still have 6 days until collection week so you can join in.
Collection Dates are November 14-21 You can check for a drop off location on the OCC website
My goal every year is to pack a box stuffed full with items and do it on a budget.
This year we ended up shopping a lot at the Dollar Tree, Marshall's, and Target (go figure!). I am always excited when I can include the boys in a video so I had a few helpers in our "OCC Unboxing" you can see that below! WARNING: There are outtakes at the end so you don't want to miss that!
We also donate $7.00 for each box so they can be shipped.
Our grand total for two stuffed boxes was: $43.12
This year we started buying a little later in the season but it aligned perfectly with back to school clearance.
There so many great ways to stay on a budget and give a shoe box! These boxes mean so much to children all around the world but it is also a great lesson to teach your child.
Do you fill a shoe box? Let me know in the comments. Have you ever had a child respond back?