Sunday, January 25, 2015

Samaritan's Purse

Before Thanksgiving, at Academy, I found some Summer clearance sandals for less than $4.  I also got silver and black flip flops for $1.50 at Target after Christmas (those are now 75 cents each).  I like to squeeze shoes into my Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  I am shocked at the number of shoes I have collected on clearance at this point!!  3rd world countries aren't eating hormone induced meats/dairy so I try to imagine their shoe sizes accordingly.  This 1st purchase has started an avalanche of activity for OCC shoeboxes of 2015.  I have been participating in this awesome ministry since my teenage boys were in Pre-K.  Check them out on Facebook.

My Hubby is calling all this activity "Clutter for Charity!"  But, I am working hard to organize myself. He isn't being mean-spirited...we just cleaned out my craftroom and the light-bulb went off!!  He is very gracious and charitable!!

This will be the 1st time that I've maintained receipts for tax purposes, other than shipping costs!!

This is the earliest I have ever started making purchases!

This is the 1st year I have ever admitted how passionate I am about children who are under-privileged!  And, boy is it paying off!!  My community friends are donating!!

This is the 1st year that I am giving up personal gifts for any/every Holiday...birthday, Val day, Easter, Mother's Day...any time Hubby and sons are gonna buy something for me....telling them please get on the web-site and pay shipping for as many boxes as you would have spent!!  Or  tool boxes to fill for oldest boys!  See Pin here.  Or...sports equipment for oldest boys from them for me to add! See Pins,
here, here, here

Happy, happy, happy packing!!



  1. What a great find! And just the right thing for the Romanian collection!

  2. OCC journey def will be here. I can try to not post Romanian orphan packages. lol


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