Sunday, November 21, 2010

Operation Christmas Child 2010

This year we are really trying to teach Isabelle all about giving to others who are less fortunate. Already she has cleaned out many toys and donated them. We also decided to participate in Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child this year. So last Sunday Isabelle and I went to the Dollar Tree and we went shopping! We got all kinds of goodies for a boy and a girl. We got 2 plastic shoe boxes so the children who receive our box will be able to use the plastic box to carry water if needed (Thanks Amy for that tip). We got them soap, hand towels, toothbrushes,  toothpaste,  coloring books , crayons, ring pops, bath sponge, and each child got a couple of toys. Isabelle also gave each child several  suckers from her own sucker stash. 

This morning before church Isabelle and I were getting ready and we were taking the boxes to church with us.  I asked Isabelle if she would like to pick out 2 stuffed animals and 2 books from her room to add to the box  and she did. She picked a small baby doll for the little girl and a little lamb for the boy. She also picked out 2 board books for the kids. I am so proud of what she has learned and is learning. I know she is only 3 and yes she still wants but she is learning how important it is to give too. Enjoy some pics of us putting the boxes together last week.

Here she is after church this morning putting her boxes on stage to be packed and sent over seas!