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April 20, 2019

OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 4/20/2019 ~ Cars and Balls

We were able to stock up on a couple "shoebox staples".  First we found 3 packs of tennis balls at Mighty Dollar-score!!  We like to include balls in all of our boxes and tennis balls are sturdy.  Also picked up a couple fun little toys.  Then Dollar General had their B1G1 free Hotwheels sale, so we got some of those, too!



Spent from shoebox packing budget: $58.75
Saved $60 or 50%   

April 18, 2019

Lego Deal at Walmart

I saw Kecia post on the Official OCC Leader Forum about some Lego kits she found a deal on at Walmart.  When I looked at the Brickseek links and realized they were like 50% off, I thought I'd share the links-you know I like Lego!  Some are larger and may be good to split up among a number of shoeboxes, and any would make good gifts-or Lego brick stock building!

April 7, 2019

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April 6, 2019

OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 4/6/2019

So, it's been a while since I've done a Stockpile Saturday, so here's an update-just look at all those goodies!!!


If you'd like to see details of the items, check out this video:



Spent from shoebox packing budget: $3

April 4, 2019

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox for 10-14 Year Old Boy- 2018





This is one of the boxes my Dad packed for a 10-14 year old boy.  The box is actually an envelope box-the bag and puzzle fit better that way, but it didn't take up more room than a shoebox-we figured the square area.

If you'd like ideas for other ages be sure to check out my posts on OCC shoeboxes from 2018 for: Girl 2-4, Boy 2-4, Girl 5-9, Boy 5-9, Girl 10-14, & Boy 10-14 (will be updated with links as I post those boxes, until I do, here's a link to all the shoebox examples posts). 

We like to try to add something practical in this age that might help them help provide for their family or start on a career, as in these countries they often need to around this age.  Something like a fishing kit, small tool kits, hand gardening tools (but not seeds), etc. In addition to more advanced school supplies like compasses and protractors to help them stay in school as these are often required for higher grades.  Of course, if you follow this blog, you know all our boxes get at least basic hygiene and school/art supplies, a clothing item, a ball, a stuffed animal, and a couple other toys.


What went into the OCC shoebox gift:

  • Hygiene Supplies:
  • School Supplies:
      • Pens
        • 1-Red
        • 1-Blue
        • 3-Black 
      • Pencils
        • 4-regular
        • 4-decorative 
        • 1-mechanical with extra leads
      • Sharpener 
      • Erasers
        • Block
        • Pencil caps
      • Spiral notebook 
      • Compass
      • Protractor
      • Decorative Rulder
      • Pencil Bag 
    • Art/craft supplies Supplies:
      • Colored pencils 
      • Plain paper pad 
    • Practical items: 
      • Tool type bag
      • Zip-ties
      • Work gloves
      • Sewing kit
      • Scissors
      • Fishing kit
    • Clothes:
      • Socks
      • Tank Top
    • Toys 
      • To play noisily or others
        • Ball
        • Whistle
        • Mini harmonica 
        • Marbles 
      • To play with quietly alone
        • BB game
        • Turtle Figure
        • Prism viewer
        • 3D Mantis Wooden Puzzle
        • To "love"
          • Stuffed lobster
      • Personal correspondence (not pictured)
        • Family photo  
      Here's more posts with ideas on shoeboxes 10-14 year old boys.

                   
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