Hey everyone -
For this week's gathering we will be doing the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes again (we did this last year and had a great time.)
If you aren't familiar with the program, check out the website here. Basically, we will purchase small items to pack into a shoebox that will be sent to a child in an impoverished country that otherwise would not receive any Christmas presents.
It's simple. It's fun. It's a small way to make a big difference around the world (8 million shoeboxes were delivered last year alone)
We will meet at Kara and Adam's house at 3:00pm. We'll travel to Target (or similar store) together, purchase items to put in the shoeboxes, and then come back to the house. We'll pack the boxes together, maybe have a short reflection about Advent, and just hang out and have a good time.
There is a $7 shipping fee required for each box. Also, it can cost up to $40 for the items in each box. If you are unable to cover the full cost, please still come and hang out. We can combine items and "share" a box. It's still a fun, simple thing to do together. This is also a great activity to do with children.
Hope to see everyone on Sunday!
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