Operation Christmas Child In August!

Last Saturday, Anna and Mary and the nieces did their second annual fundraiser for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

Our schedule has been pretty full lately, but the girls squeezed in this event. They planned an incredible breakfast: homemade cinnamon rolls (fresh, folks, as in Mary was up at 5:30am Saturday!), breakfast casserole, fruit, orange juice, and coffee. They decorated the table for Christmas, and to be honest, it DID feel like Christmas as we had cooler temperatures plus rain that morning.

I loved the thought and care put into everything. The girls served their guests, they sang a special, Bethany shared about what the shoeboxes are used for, Abby recited a passage from Luke 2, and Christina showed items from a box and how they are beneficial to children.

The family gave generously, and today, the girls are going shopping with the littles for items for the boxes! You might think November and shoebox collection week is a long way off, but now is the time to be collecting items (especially on sale!), so that you can be prepared!


Preparing the day before!
Such a cute group.
Making cinnamon rolls
The girls wore Christmas outfits!

Girl cousins

Tina went around with a box for donations.

“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to
support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus,
how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Acts 20:35

7 thoughts on “Operation Christmas Child In August!”

  1. What a neat idea! Could you share an example of what you fill the boxes with?

  2. Oh wow!! I felt like it was Christmas when I read this post. I bet those cinnamon rolls were outrageously delicious! What a wonderfully done fundraiser breakfast. 🙂 Beyond sweet! Love this post!

  3. What a sweet story! I’m sure the project will be even more meaningful for your girls when they put so much work into the fundraiser.

  4. I love OCC. This post has inspired me to go collect things around our house we can give with my sister Joyanna for our time this week. I love the girls’ Christmas dresses. I have a skirt just like Abigail’s.
    By the way, I like the special boxes. How many do you have to order to get some?

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