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August Item of the Month for OCC~ School Supplies

Samaritan's Purse has suggested items of the month for packing  Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, and for August it's school supplies...which works out really well since there are so many great deals on them right now!

While this may seem like a more boring, practical item to us, one recipient said: 

“My favorite items in my shoebox were school supplies. They were really important to me because it meant I could go to school.”
–Luis, Panama
In many countries children cannot go to school without supplies, which their parents cannot always afford.  So, you may really be giving schooling to the child
and a brighter future!  And it doesn't have to be boring, there are many colorful, decorative options!

Here are some great stories of  how special school supplies were to the recipients:
If you're wondering how to fit a full sized notebook in an OCC shoebox, check out our post Fitting a Spiral Notebook in an OCC Go Shoebox.

Also, if you're wondering about which brand of some back to school items to buy, here are some reviews we've written you may find helpful:

Operation Christmas Child shoebox stories.

Photos Courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse


Diane said...

Thank you for posting your very thorough reviews of school supplies. We always stock up on items for our boxes during the back to school sales, so I appreciate your input!

Sarah said...

You're welcome! Thanks for your kind words-always good to hear I'm helping!

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