Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Uncle Si joins OCC

Hey, Pack a Shoebox, Jack!

Start Packing for National Collection Week

As Si Robertson might say, “Take a sip o’ tea, mow a little grass” and
get ready to pack shoeboxes! The beloved uncle of the family that makes the famous
Duck Commander duck calls has teamed up with Operation Christmas Child to get
the word out about sharing the Gospel through a shoebox gift.

National Collection Week is coming November 18-25. Along with Si,
you can be a part of sending love and joy to children around the world.

Watch this brand new video to find out what Si wanted to pack in his
shoebox—and what actually made the final cut. You'll also find
exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from Si’s video shoot, and some
great ideas for packing your own shoeboxes.

Uncle Si pack a shoebox


Discover the destination of your shoebox by making your $7 per box
shipping donation online. Samaritan's Purse will send an email
telling you the destination of your gift, along with information about
Operation Christmas Child in that country.

Donate and Follow Your Box


Remember to drop off your shoeboxes November 18-25.
It’s easy to find the nearest collection site with our online locator. You can
also build a shoebox online with our fun, interactive website.

Find Your Closest Site

Monday, October 28, 2013

37 cent batteries (if you have the coupons) at Walmart

Do you ever include items that require batteries in your shoeboxes? They sure can be fun, but consider sending extra batteries as they can be costly and difficult to get for many of our recipients. So it is great to get a great deal. I found this on krazycouponlady... YAY.

Batteries at Walmart as low as 37 cents! Do you ever include items in your shoeboxes that take batteries? Remember to include extras.
Buy 2 Energizer Max AA or AAA, 8 ct $6.37, regular price
Buy 2, Submit for $10.00 Walmart Gift Card Rebate
Use two $1.00/1 Energizer Batteries or Flashlight from SS 10/27 (exp 12/7)
Pay $10.74, Submit for $10.00 Walmart Gift Card
Final Price: $0.37 each, when you buy 2

Printable BULK LABELS for your shoebox packing party

So excited that Clip With Purpose (an awesome OCC blog) shared this printable... when you are doing a LOT of shoeboxes, printing them a couple per page is wasteful and so is cutting apart all of the brochures... of course, we all COULD do this ourselves... but I did not. So THANKS.

Clip with Purpose posted: "Are you printing out your labels and needs LOTS of them? Our friend Ray helped us out and made printable sheets for us! There are 12 to a page. Some sheets have no age checked, but if you need to save time....print out the ones that are! (Boys first, then keep scrolling to find the Girls.) Just select which page you want to print when your printer screen prompt comes up!"


Friday, October 18, 2013

MyFaithRadio interview worth a listen

From My Faith Radio:

We’ve heard of the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. We’ve maybe even packed a few shoeboxes full of goodies, but where do these shoeboxes go? More importantly, who gets these shoeboxes? Ted and PK were joined in studio with Vladimir “Ted” Foreman. He was a Russian orphan after the Cold War, and his story is very moving.


Get some tissues, and then sit down and listen....

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Free Toothpaste and Soap and 24 cent toothbrushes at RiteAid starting Sunday

$3+UP wyb Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste 6 oz., $3.50 Limit 2
Use $0.50/1 Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz + exp. 10/26/13 (SS 10/13/13)
Or $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste printable
FINAL PRICE: FREE after $3 up reward

Dove or Caress Bar Soap, 2 Pack or Body Wash 12 oz., 2/$6
Use $2/1 Caress bar soap 6 pk. + or body wash 12 oz + exp. 11/10/13 (RP 10/13/13)
Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion 10 oz., 2/$6
Or $1/1 Dove Body Wash, exp. 10/27/13 (RP 09/29/13 R)
FINAL PRICE: FREE wyb (2) Caress Bodywash after +UP

$2+UP wyb Reach Manual Toothbrush 1 ct., Colgate Total Advanced Floss-Tip or Sensitive ProRelief Manual Toothbrush 1 ct., $2.99 Limit 2
Use $0.75/1 Reach Toothbrush printable
Or $0.75/1 Reach Toothbrush, exp. 11/2/13 (SS 08/25/13)
FINAL PRICE: 24¢ each after +ups

Friday, October 11, 2013

Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog is Here

Dear Friends,
Franklin Graham
I meet people around the world who long for the peace the angels announced two thousand years ago, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:14, ESV).
Through the worldwide work of Samaritan’s Purse, the Lord gives us opportunities to share the true meaning of Christmas and the Good News of salvation with millions who are living in despair. You can be involved in what God is doing by giving to the projects we have featured below.
Thank you for your prayers and for making it possible for us to earn a hearing for the Gospel. May God bless you.

New Operation Christmas Child Blogger

Well, I always love to see more blogs about Operation Christmas Child... whether a blogger who blogs year round on other topics but posts about OCC at this time of year OR someone like me who blogs year round about Operation Christmas Child. There are so many wonderful bloggers out there.... like Clip With Purpose or Life Inside the Shoebox... but each one offers its own perspective... so the more the merrier.

Without further ado....


Monday, October 7, 2013

A Story of Redemption and Forgiveness ~ Alex

Go now, do not wait, and read the story of an amazing young man and how God reached down and worked powerfully in his life.

Here is the accompanying video:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Wonderful New Book now on the Shelves and More Announcements by Samaritan's Purse

Samaritans Purse

A Story of Simple Gifts Hits Bookstores

Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts has just landed on
shelves and already it is generating a lot of excitement.

Now available in stores across the country, Franklin Graham’s newest
book weaves the God-saturated story of the ministry’s beginning with some
of the Christ-exalting stories of lives that have been forever changed
by the power of a simple gift.

It’s a moving tribute that has been two decades in the making, as
Operation Christmas Child celebrates 20 years of delivering
more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to the remotest
parts of the world and into the outstretched arms of boys and girls
who need to know God's saving love.

Order your copy of Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts
today. It's a wonderful way to commemorate and celebrate as we approach
National Collection Week, November 18-25.

Buy your book online

A Story of Simple Gifts includes the remarkable tale of Alex Nsengimana, a survivor
of the brutal genocide in Rwanda. God used a simple, gift-filled shoebox
to put Alex on a journey to faith that led him to forgive the man who
murdered his grandmother and uncle.

Watch Alex’s story on Oct. 7

Operation Christmas Child has been sharing God’s Greatest Gift with
children around the world for 20 years. Brighten up your packing party or
event with green, white, and red commemorative balloons .