OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2012

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Operation Christmas Child Update

In a previous post regarding Operation Christmas Child, I committed to filling 12 shoeboxes. I have been busy acquiring a variety of items for these boxes and I want to show you and give you an update on my progress. Here are a few pictures of what I have so far:








Items to date:

A dozen of the following: Toothpaste (free), Washcloths( free), highlighters (9 cents each,) 10 pack of pencils (9 cents each,) 10 pack of pens (9 cents each), 24 pack of crayons (22 cents each), Johnson's soap (free) toothbrushes (free), rulers (9 cents each)


So roughly I have spent 6.96 out of pocket so far. Most of the items were purchased at Walgreens, and I put the purchase price on a gift card, so actually I have spent about 2.64 dollars for the crayons at Target. The rest of the stuff was either couponed/rebated for free,or put on a gift card.

My goal is to concentrate on filling boxes for older boys. So now I am challenged to find items that are "fun" for boys. Any Suggestions?

10 comments:

debtfreedowds said...

Balls and Jacks are always popular in impoverished nations. One year, my husband and I deflated a soccer ball and put in an air pump!

Megan said...

Awesome, I just posted on my blog that we do this for Christmas!

Anita said...

Hot Wheels! You can always find these or the "generic" ones on sale.

Lisa said...

Hi Debt Free,

Thanks for your suggestion of ball and jacks. I forgot about that game. Cute idea of deflating the soccer ball too!

Anita... I forgot all about "Hot Wheels"! Thanks so much! I will be scouring the the toy aisles for these!

Megan....Thanks for your encouragement!

Carina said...

Tools! (E.g. hammer or screwdriver). Slinky. Balloons. Yo-yo. Super bouncy ball.

Milk Donor Mama said...

what about flip flops or uninflated beach balls? a lot of those are on clearance right now.

Lisa said...

Thanks Anita..

Hot wheels are a great idea.

Debt Free... thanks for the jacks idea.

And I had another post that suggested tools... slinkys.... bouncy balls.... but somehow I deleted the post. It is no where to be found. But I wanted to thank you for your tips. I have got great ideas to work with...

THANKS!

I welcome more ideas....

Lisa

Milk Donor Mama said...

what about flip flops or uninflated beach balls? a lot of those are on clearance right now.

Carina said...

Tools! (E.g. hammer or screwdriver). Slinky. Balloons. Yo-yo. Super bouncy ball.

Anita said...

Hot Wheels! You can always find these or the "generic" ones on sale.

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