May 27, 2017

Slow Week for OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 5/27/2017

Well, this is a slow time of year it feels for Operation Christmas Child shoebox shopping, the spring holidays' clearances are over, and back-to-school deals haven't started yet.  We did manage to find some cute, like new, stuffed animals at a local thrift store:

Thrift Store stuffed animals for packing in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

Also, I recently reorganized my stationery/letter writing supplies, and trimmed down some of my supplies as I was running out of room.  Not so much getting rid of any paper entirely, but rather some of the sheets of some of the paper I had the most of and didn't think I'd use all up, that way I could fit more pads of paper in the drawer!  Plus some stickers and pens.

I'll probably use the paper to make stationery kits either like these I did in 2013 for my 10 to 14 year old girl shoeboxes, or just put some sheets together in a large envelope.

Spent from shoebox packing budget: $1.07 

Added to stockpile:
  • 4 stuffed animals
  • 25 pens
  • Lots of stickers and cute paper 
 If you'd like to see some other ideas of what to include in a shoebox check out:  Filler Items for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.

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