100 Shoebox Ideas for a Boy

100 Shoebox Ideas for a Boy

Note: As a blog ambassador for Samaritan’s Purse, I double checked this list with the organization before posting. Every item on here is approved for boxes shipping from America. Some of these items are not approved in processing centers in other countries. Note: 2016 is the last year that candy and toothpaste will be accepted in boxes.  Something for Personal Hygiene Bar of soap Chapstick Comb or brush Deodorant Hand wipes Nail clippers Small first aid kit Tissues Toothbrush Toothbrush container Washcloth Something for School Calculator Chalk Colored pencils Coloring/activity book Crayons Dry erase board Dry erase markers Erasers Gluesticks…

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HOW did you fit all that in the box?

I have to admit, all those Operation Christmas Child items for the 10-14 year old young men barely fit in the box. All credit goes to my brilliant mom for neatly packing everything and managing to fit the lid on as well. We had a fabulous time shopping for the most perfect items we could think of for this age group. Being a mature 10 year old boy, my son was very helpful as well. So how did my amazing mom accomplish this? Why let me show you…one item at a time. TA DA! *Disclosure: this post may contain affiliate…

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Changing a Life This Christmas

A little known fact is that the 10 – 14 year old age range is the group with the least number of recipients within Operation Christmas Child. The boys especially. Since my son is 10 this year, we are making it a point to make several boxes for this very special group. What do you give a tween/early teen boy? Tools Boys this age are starting to care more about being practical with their spare time, rather than wanting to spend their time playing with toys. They want to build, invent, tinker, and fix things. It is important for them…

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Love in a Clear Plastic Box

A simple plastic box is one of my most favorite things about Christmas. Through this clear plastic container, we are able to grant a Christmas wish for an underprivileged child somewhere in the world, and show them the love of Christ. My family has been participating in a program called Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, for 5 years now, and each year this ministry brings us closer and closer to Christ and the true meaning of Christmas. The ministry of OCC is to pack a shoebox-sized container with goodies to be shipped off in December to a child…

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