I am always amazed at the unusual ways we receive donations for our Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts. Complete strangers from around the country have given to our shoe box packing efforts. When we were having our Spur of the Moment Packing Party for the kids at church a Simply Shoe Boxes reader from TN mailed us a box filled with these goodies:
Well, last week another stranger, and reader of my daughter's blog Simply CVS, emailed Sarah and told her she knew we packed shoe boxes and she would like to donate to our packing. She said Sarah's blog posts had saved her so much money while shopping at CVS that she wanted to donate her first payment from her SavingStar account to our Paypal account so we could use it towards packing more shoe boxes. Within an hour I had an email from Paypal saying I had a deposit or $11.00. I am amazed at her generosity.
I love blogging about my shoe box journey -- that way I have a record of all the wonderful people who have helped me to pack shoe boxes. And I get to meet so many great readers who share their shoe box journeys with me.
If you are not familiar with the SavingStar program you can read about it on Sarah's blog: Savings Opportunity thru SavingStar Coupons. Basically you attach electronic coupons to your shopping cards and receive a payment from SavingStar for them. It's a great way to save up for shoe box shopping.