Maybe you’ve heard of Samarian’s Purse. This organization has been around for a number of years. Lots of churches participate (mine does) and the idea is for members to pack a shoebox (it’s tricky) with things for children. You have a choice – girl or boy, and age group – 2-4, 5-9, 10-14. So, my choice this year is girl 2-4. And they do give you ideas.
I had so much fun shopping for this shoebox. I haven’t shopped for little people in a long time, and this box contains things that most kids in America take for granted.
Here’s what I found to go in my shoebox and it has to be packed pretty carefully to get everything in.
The shoebox goes to some little girl in another country and I just couldn’t resist the soft fuzzy bear. I think there are some pictures of past one on Samaritan’s Purse website.
It gets packed and turned in to my church on Sunday. I’m praying God’s blessings on the little girl this goes to.
Gosh what a wonderful idea. I love how you included such a range of things.
Thanks Jodie – I actually enjoyed the shopping. There are so many things that it was a challenge to pick which ones.
You certainly picked out lovely things for the lucky little girl who will receive your box, Iris! It’s wonderful to do this for these kids in other countries.
Thanks Debbie – I hope she likes them. Some may be a little old for her, but they were on the list, so hopefully someone will help her with them. I did enjoy putting this together.