If you’re in need of some baggies for this purpose, Walgreens has a decent deal on their Nice! brand bags. The zipper sandwich bags are on sale for $0.99 for a 50 count box and the fold over bags are on sale for $0.99 for 150 bags. The fold over bags would be good to use inside another zipper bag for your soap, but I wouldn’t recommend them for candy (possibly leak) or good for holding other small items.
Vanessa shared this amazing comparison –
At their church they received a free donation of shoeboxes and wrapped each one – a total of 300.
Look how much space they take up – compared to a group of even more (330) GO boxes!
A great visual aid – you can easily see how you can pack and ship more GO boxes into less cartons!
Saves on shipping costs and carton costs (Samaritan’s Purse provides all the cartons to every drop off location for processing). PLUS it’s much easier to bring 2 cartons on a donkey rather than 3 into the mountains. (or canoe, or motorcycle, or elephant, etc.)
HEY LOUISIANA! You are invited!
Want to join in on the fun at a Huge PACKING PARTY? TOMORROW, Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. – Noon
Westlake Community Packing Party
Managan Recreation Center
1000 McKinley Street. Westlake, LA
***At the party, guests will get to meet and hear from Tatiana Woods. She will talk about her experience as an abandoned child living in a Russian orphanage and being so excited to receive her very first gift, an Operation Christmas Child shoebox that included her very own tooth brush. Tatiana says that even at the age of 8, she remembers thinking she might not have much of a future, but she had hope knowing that someone out there loved her enough to pack a shoebox. Afterwards, they hope to pack over 2 thousand shoeboxes towards the expected goal of 20 thousand shoebox gifts to be collected from Southwest Louisiana-area residents this year.***
DON’T MISS THIS… Biggest Operation Christmas Child packing party in Florida… 8,000 shoe boxes!
THIS Saturday, Sept 27, at 10 a.m.
Grace Community Center
4151 Hancock Bridge Parkway
N. Fort Myers, Florida
(Our friend Sindia will be there!)
What an incredible opportunity! – And definitely worth a road trip if you can – Fort Myers is a beautiful area
What a great visual!
World Map with all the “sending” countries for Operation Christmas Child are in GREEN – 8 different countries!
Then all the countries that received shoeboxes also have the amounts they received last year – 2013!
Several countries and totals are not listed and are included in the “white” areas – these are “sensitive” countries and we don’t want to put our partners at risk by listing them.
You can download it here: 2013 Global Distribution
You can however use the 20% off coupon and a free coupon.
Most of these don’t expire until January of 2015 – so keep these coupons around and keep getting your items even after collection week for next year’s shoeboxes!
Thank you to Deals Off for these great coupons!
Code of NewSite will take additional 8 % off
144 hats were $142.56 -$11.52 (code discount). Shipping is extra.
Look what Victoria found at Big Lots!!!
“90% off sports balls– I got 5 soccer balls for $1.10 each. So check your local Big Lots this weekend everyone.”
Thx Victoria for the tip!
Purchase a pump and inflation pin – deflate the soccer ball with the inflation pin and include in your shoebox with the pump and pin!
Yes you can fit it (and so much more) in a GO box!
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Luis Gonzalez grew up in Panama and received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox when he was a child.
As a result, Luis went on to commit his life to Christ at age 14.
He later became a youth leader within his local church.
Now Luis lives in Kentucky with his wife and works with Samaritans Purse to share his personal story on how
Operation Christmas Child is so much more than just a shoe box!
Saturday, September 20
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church
675 Ave B
Sunday, September 21
3 pm – 4 pm
308 Avenue J
Belle Chasse, LA
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