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This is an excellent way to bring joy to a child. Each year, our family makes 2 boxes. We have had the privilege of going to the warehouse, preparing the boxes for shipping. If you ever get the chance...go! Picture if you will, thousands of boxes piled to the ceiling, wrapped in every color of paper conceivable. It looks a bit like the North Pole. Lots of little elves busy wrapping, stuffing, making sure each box is "just right" for the little hands that will receive it. I have often thought of what it must be like to be the ones delivering the boxes to remote villages in far off places, watching the children running to receive their gifts. Wouldn't that be great? That would be the most fun "job."
Ideas to put in the boxes include: dolls, toy trucks, stuffed animals, balls, pens, pencils, washcloths, toothbrushes...the ideas are endless.
A few things Samaritan's Purse asks not to go in the boxes: war related items...toy guns, liquids, breakable items, chocolate.
Questions? Go to www.samaritanspurse.org.
Have fun shopping.