Shoebox time!!!

Bored on a Sunday afternoon?  Nothing to do?

No, probaly not.  Who’s bored nowadays?  We’re all too busy… with life, with our civic duties, with our dogs, with trying to catch up sleep… you know, stuff.

However, if you have a free moment, I have to encourage you — one more time, and then I’ll shut up about it — to run over to Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, Target (try the 1 Spot section up front), somewhere… grab some school supplies, toiletry items, some toys, maybe some candy, stick it all in a shoebox, and … Oh look!  You were just charitable!  That was easy!

But for realsies, as I have mentioned here and here, this upcoming week is National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child (a project of Samaritan’s Purse).  In case you’ve been living under an Avoiding-Courtney’s-Blog shaped rock, this great organization collects shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifty delights and distributes them to underprivileged children around the world.  But I’m starting to sounds like a broken record.  For more info, read the GPP spiel here.  Or the Samaritan’s Purse spiel here.  Or both, if you’re feeling wild and crazy.

Oh and here are a few videos from the Samaritan’s Purse Youtube channel:

See?  It does make a difference!  (Warm fuzzies… ahh…..)


***I totally said I was not going to post on weekends anymore, but Oops!– I just did that.  Oh well, it was for a good cause :)

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