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Valentine's Clearance and Donations for OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 3/5/2017

Had a pretty good week for my Operation Christmas Child stockpile...which is good considering some news on the church/kids packing party plans...which I hope to share soon!

Last Saturday on my way home from my church responsibilities, I hit Kmart's 90% Vday's clearance...was sad to only find one pencil pack left, but that's life.

I got some more Paracord at Mighty Dollar.  I plan to use some for drawcords, some for boy's tool kits or knot activity sets.

I got some more Dial Basics at Dollar Tree with coupons, there were a couple packages that had gotten a little torn from people pulling them out of the bin, so, since I was going to take them apart anyhow, I thought I'd buy them and be helpful to the store.

I got some stuff at Dollar General's 90% off Vday.  The roses are a little different, but I thought what girl doesn't like having a flower?

Sew Delightful dresses and toys donations for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
We  also recived 3 boxes from Sew Delightful!  Lots of beautiful hand sewn dresses plus some other goodies!
Stuffed animals for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
Got some cute...like new stuffed animals...for $0.25 a piece at a local charity thrift store! 
Thrift Store finds for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.
Also got some other items ranged in price from $0.20 - $1.  I was especially excited about the magnifying glasses as I'd been wanting to add those, and these are plastic so are okay to send, and actually seem to work okay.  Also the 3D wooden puzzle/model which I looked up online and saw same one on Amazon for about $9!!

We got a couple free baseball hats!

This was the extent of my 50% off clearance at DG....thought 30+ motion pictures for a dime would be fun bonuses!

My sister crocheted 6 hats and we'll attach the "Hand Made with Love tags" we designed.

My mom sewed 12 of these reversible pencil cases, you can see instructions here

Spent from shoebox packing budget: $25.29

Spent from gift cards earned or that I won online: $0.31 

Added to stockpile:
  • 14 pencils
  • 9 paracords
  • 1 wooden puzzle
  • 6 bars of soap
  • 3 little stuffed animals
  • 4 zippered bags
  • 19 roses
  • 2 felt bonus items
  • 60 black pens
  • 20 red pens
  • 5 crayon packs
  • 35 mini bonus items
  • 11 scarves
  • 21 model cars
  • 1 ball
  • 2 pairs flip flops
  • 21 girl dresses for 5-9
  • 19 girl dresses for 10-14
  • 20 stuffed animals
  • 3 clipboards
  • 1 Uno game
  • 1 dino model
  • 1 3D wooden puzzle/model 
  • 1 mini ruler
  • 3 puzzles
  • 10 plastic magnifying glasses
  • 1 bag beads
  • 6 hats
  • 12 pencil cases
You may be interested to read why we pack a stuffed animal in each Operation Christmas Child shoebox.


Aunt Penny said...

That's awesome!!! I am definitely hitting up Dollar General tomorrow!

Lin K said...

This month we found some 90% off Valentine left overs at a dollar store general clearance event: felt bags (I'll reinforce all stitching and use them for 5-7 yr olds), pack of playing cards, small stuffed animals, 10 cent sheets of stickers (got 15 of them), 10 cent bag of safety pins for sewing kits, a softball for $1, $1 boy's polo shirt, Animal Planet building block sets (like Legos), girls panties 50 cents each, colorful duct tape for $1.50 for older boys/girls; and nice pre washed tee shirts for older girls (I'll make skirts to go with them). You just never know what you'll find at these clearance sales. This was a good one!

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