Friday, May 31, 2013

Coupon Deals- Free or low cost toothpaste at Dollar Tree and Walmart

Dollar Tree


Thursday, May 30, 2013

An article on a distribution in Zambia

A shoebox filled with a life changing gift

Updated: Monday, 27 May 2013, 11:37 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 27 May 2013, 1:20 AM EDT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A Fort Wayne woman had the opportunity to hand-deliver special gifts to some deserving children.
Beverly Lubs has worked for Operation Christmas Child for more than eighteen years. She now serves as the collection center coordinator for Northeast Indiana. Operation Christmas Child provides shoeboxes full of toys, toiletries, candy and school supplies for children in impoverished and war-torn areas. In 2012, the organization provided over eight million shoeboxes to children in more than 100 countries.
Lubs was one of 24 volunteers nationwide to be chosen to go to Zambia for a week-long trip of missionary work and gift-giving.
"For most of these children, it is the only gift they've ever received in their lives, and maybe, the only gift they will ever receive," Lubs said.
Lubs said some of the items Americans might take for granted such as a bar of soap or even a pencil were the greatest hits with the children in Zambia.
She said one of the most touching moments was when a girl came up to her crying because she was unable to go to school because she didn't have socks for her uniform. However, when she opened her shoebox, there were three pairs of socks just her size.
"For some kids, the items in the shoebox mean they can go to school," Lubs said.
In one week, they delivered around 4,000 boxes to six different villages across the country, including a hospital for children who are HIV positive.
"Really more than anything, the box represents hope and love," Lubs said.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Shoebox Deals week of 5/26/13

Here are some of the deals this week:

Rite Aid (found at
Colgate Max Toothpaste, 6 oz $2.99
Colgate Total Advanced Toothbrush, 1 ct $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Use $1.00/1 – Colgate Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste, excludes trial sizes, no more than four coupons for the same product in the same transaction – (
Or $0.75/1 – Colgate Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste, excludes trial size, no more than 4 coupons for the same product in the same transaction – (
Pay $1.99, Receive $2.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $0.01 Moneymaker or 24 cents with current printable coupon after plus reward

Dollar Tree
Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste, 4.6 oz $1.00, regular price
Use $0.75/1 – Colgate Total, Colgate Optic White, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste, excludes trial size, no more than 4 coupons for the same product in the same transaction -(
Final Price: $0.25

Dial Basics Bar Soap, 3 pk $1.00, regular price
Use $0.35/1 Dial Liquid Hand Soap, Foaming Hand Soap or Soap, 3 bar pk or larger, Limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip from RP 4/28 (exp 5/25)
Final Price: $0.65, or $0.22 per bar  

Zest Soap Bars, 2 ct $1.00, regular price
Use $1.00/3 – Zest Bar Soaps or Zest Body Washes – (
Final Price: $0.67 each, when you buy 3

Don't forget to check out Memorial Day sales if you are out as well.... I have heard reports that KMart has some racks with 99 cent clearance children's clothing although I have not checked our local Klamath store. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Operation Christmas Child CRAFT DAY here in Klamath Falls, Saturday June 8, 1-4

Hi everyone.. for those few of you who have been waiting, it is FINALLY here.

My life is a bit calmer and so here it is... CRAFT DAY!!!

 If you are near Klamath come on by and help us make crafts for the shoeboxes! I know we will be making jewelry including salvation bracelets, and probably cross bracelets as well. And we will probably make some ribbon rings too. And the rest I am still deciding but ALL crafts will be simple and fun and doable by all!

 In August I will have another event geared towards school supplies... decorating notebooks, pencil cases, making pencil toppers, etc. Come meet others who love children and OCC and help make items for these precious ones who will receive the boxes.

All supplies provided. Just bring yourself! Have a friend? A child or teen who would like to help? If possible, please let me know if you are coming so that we can make sure we have enough supplies and snacks and seating... and COME HAVE FUN.

lambofhisflock @ gmail . com

PS come check out our table for Praise in the Park too... we will have a craft for kids to make for the shoeboxes there as well.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Clothed in Dignity

The below article is from Samaritan's Purse blog ( and is written by Nhung, the staff member in the Northwest Regional office that I work with as an Operation Christmas Child volunteer. I am blessed to work with a woman after God's heart.. and I think you will see that in this post. Be blessed. 

A staff member is reminded of the worth we all have in God after giving a special orphan a gift-filled shoebox through Operation Christmas Child
By Nhung Hurst, northwest regional manager for Operation Christmas Child
During a recent trip to Uganda, I made the huge mistake one morning of saying, “I never get sick on international trips.” I know, I know. I recognized my stupidity the moment I said it, and I acknowledged it to God and asked that He teach me my lesson and get it over with as quickly as possible!
I did get sick on Thursday during the morning distribution and was praying that I would not throw up all over a sweet little boy and his shoebox. I did not want to leave that kind of trauma on the poor little guy.
I loathe getting sick in public. It just feels undignified, and it was magnified by the fact that I was in Africa. We were two hours from our hotel, in one of the most remote locations with no toilet or clean water. Then I slipped and fell in the mud while wearing a white skirt.
I wanted God to open a hole right then so I could sink in. But then I started praying. Not only for healing, but that God would change my attitude. This trip wasn’t about me. These kids and their families lived in these surroundings every day, and I didn’t want any self-pity on my part to detract from their beautiful experience of receiving shoeboxes.
We headed to our next distribution, and I felt well enough to hand out the gifts. I noticed one little boy who had taken the lid off his shoebox but hadn’t touched anything. He seemed oddly removed from the whole thing, so I carefully showed him each item. Nothing sparked his interest until I got to a pair of little black gloves. He put up his right hand, so I put the glove on. Then he showed me his other hand. That’s when I noticed that he only had two fingers on his left hand—his thumb and pinky. I could tell that the stubs of the other three fingers were scarred, but I put the glove on and counted out five fingers.
The smile that lit his face was the greatest comfort to me. In that moment, I didn’t feel sick or filthy. I understood right then that when we belong to God, we are clothed in dignity regardless of our external appearance and surroundings. I needed that little boy as much as he needed me then.
Later, I learned from orphanage workers that this 4-year-old boy, Joram, had been abandoned by his grandparents and left in the garage of the orphanage along with his two sisters. The children’s parents had died of AIDS. When Joram was 2 his grandparents took him to a witch doctor to cure him of his muteness. He had never uttered a word and they thought he was possessed by some demon. The witch doctor promised a cure but needed three of his fingers for the remedy. When the grandparents saw that he wasn’t cured, they placed all the children in the orphanage.
It grieves me to know that he suffered that kind of needless pain, but I know that he is created in the image of our heavenly Father and is loved. I know that I will never see a pair of gloves without thinking of this little guy ever again.

Friday, May 17, 2013


OK, I know Klamath doesn't HAVE a Target, but for those of you who ARE near a Target, this is AWESOME. I love including flip flops in my shoeboxes when possible because of so many stories like and because of pictures I had seen of barefoot children in harsh situations or of shoes in various poverty stricken parts of the world.
So wanna get a free pair starting this Sunday?
Starting this Sunday, 5/19, women’s flip flops will be on sale at Target for $2.00.  Hurry and print the store coupon at; then claim this rare freebie once the sale begins! Look for these hanging upright on a wall in the shoe department.  
Women’s Flip Flops $2.00, sale price beginning 5/19
Use $2.00/1 – Women’s Flat Sandal or Flip Flop, limit one coupon offer per guest, Target Coupon – (

Info from krazycouponlady!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dollar Tree Coupon Deals 5/12/13

First, I want to apologize to my readers... life has had me busy.. too busy.. but not in a bad way. I am sorry that I have not been posting but I will be trying to do more again.

Also, I am trying to get a craft day for early June.. keep tuned if you are in the Klamath area.

And now for the deals:

(Have you ever included makeup? I have not, but some might be fun in the 10-14 year old box. Keep in mind no liquids or lotions.)
L'Oreal Makeup $1

Colgate Kids Manual Toothbrush $1.00