I am so thankful to have a computer and home printer. I use them both daily for a variety of items, and they have certainly come in handy for our spur of the moment Operation Christmas Child packing party.
We printed off the letter form from Operation Christmas Child and had the kids at church fill them out to include in the boxes (actually, I found out my daughters had this printed on the copier at church--but I wanted to include it in this post as a printing resource).
Shoe Box Labels
Clip With Purpose shared these great sheets of shoe box labels--all marked with the age. Saved us a lot of time.
Sorting Box Labels
I had these banker boxes from free after MaxPerks deals over the past few years at Office Max and re-purposed them into shoe box packing party boxes. I made these labels and put one on the front and one on the back of each box. This will make it easy for set up and for those packing to know what to take. I only wish I could have color coded them for each age/sex--different colored paper would be great, but even the type being a different color would help.
I plan on using these for many years to come so I covered the labels completely with packing tape so they will not tear. I will use them for storage thru the year as I collect fillers. They hold an amazing amount of goodies--stuffed animals and hygiene supply bags fill them the quickest with about 40 being the limit--times the six groups we pack for would allow us 240 boxes filled. That is probably as many as we will be doing next year, but after that...well, I hope Office Max offers them again so I can get another set.
Follow along with our family as I share our journey of The Spur of The Moment OCC Packing Party of 2013.