Operation Christmas Child Annual Fundraiser

My sisters and nieces hosted their annual Operation Christmas Child Breakfast Fundraiser this past Sunday evening. Yes, because of scheduling conflicts, breakfast for dinner seemed best, and it worked out so well.

Anna and Mary purchase items for shoeboxes throughout the year, especially when items are on sale. After Valentine’s Day and Easter, they stock up on cuddly stuffed animals. At back to school time, they buy crayons, rulers, notebooks, pencils, etc, in quantity.

If you’ve considered doing shoeboxes, please consider it this year. It’s about five weeks until the National Shoebox Collection week. Samaritan’s Purse shows love and compassion to those in need, doing what they do In Jesus’ Name.

We’re grateful to have a family who values children, and the OCC fundraiser is a time to give to others.

Learn more about Operation Christmas Child at their site.


Mid-afternoon, Abby, Betsy, and Tina came over to help Anna and Mary get ready. The girls all pitched in to transform the house into a Christmas whirlwind.

Setting the table
Breakfast casserole ready to bake
Making frosting
Decorating the table
The fan club, Arnold loved all the activity
Abby practicing for the program
Mary’s cinnamon rolls are delicious
The girls ate early so they could serve their guests.
Dad and Mom with Benji, Deborah, Axton, and Drew–love this!

Betsy shared about what they typically put in the shoeboxes.

Fellowship afterward
The OCC Breakfast Team

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the
name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God
and the Father by him.”
Colossians 3:17

13 thoughts on “Operation Christmas Child Annual Fundraiser”

  1. It looks like the girls did another amazing job this year. It’s wonderful that Anna and Mary’s service has inspired the younger children to be involved in such a worthy cause.

  2. How adorable the “order and program” is: it shows just how much effort and preparation went in all of this.

    I am going to pack a few boxes with the Christian fellowship group at the school I teach! We followed your advice and shopped for them when items were discounted.

    One of the students here, from Romania, was actually a shoebox recipient when she was about 6, so having a real-life example and testimony has been extra special!

    Many blessings,


  3. I love seeing how your family gets involved in Operation Christmas Child in a fun and creative way! Has any of your family considered volunteering year-round with Operation Christmas Child? It’s a great ministry to be part of!

  4. I always enjoy when it is time to fill the OCC boxes. I always loved filling for the smaller children but in recent years started doing a box for a teen girl and boy as well.
    Do you all pack for one age/gender or multiple?

    Blessings from Texas,

    1. Great work on packing them for teens! I’m not sure what ratio the girls do, but they do quite a few of both genders! I think they stay with the middle age (not the young ones and not the teens?).

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