it’s that time of year again! we get to fill up shoeboxes (well actually we use plastic containers now) and send them off through
the goal this year is to reach the 100 MILLIONTH box since 1993.
please check out our informative posts from last year on
this is a great time of year to really focus on others. i like that this happens quite a bit before the “hustle and bustle” of the Christmas season. the kids and i love to shop for all the fun items that will go into the containers!
here we are at target just today. the sterelite containers are on sale for .92 each!
dancy found a package of combs that we can split up and pack into each box.
we also found these plastic, zip bags with a toothbrush and toothpaste inside. they were by the travel size items.
we also picked up a multi pack of washcloths and deodorant from target…the rest we’ll head to the dollar store for.
for items like: stickers, pad of paper, soap, small cars, balls, jump ropes, crayons etc.
i recommend using a plastic container so that the child who receives it can use the container for something useful (storage, transporting water etc.).
how does this work? EASY!!
1. Pack a Box
2. Drop off your Box and a designated location.
they even have a pinterest board full of shoebox ideas. for all you crafty mamas and kiddos.
have FUN with this. show your children what JOY is to be had by giving to OTHERS!!
TWEETERS: use the hashtag #OCC100M to follow the excitement of reaching 100 million boxes.