nice sandwich bagsAs you know, Operation Christmas Child requests that you double bag your bars of soap.  And at least single bag your candy!

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.




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What are YOU doing today? Plan a road trip and head to Ag Hall
at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 North 17th Street, Allentown, PA!
The Kids Clothesline Sale – HUGE selection of items – many new with tags!


Shoebox Comparison

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.***


1519303_10152670466334618_5242233327662768964_oThis is exciting!

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 ;)


distribution map

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


Harbor Freight toolsFor coupon use – only 1 coupon per person per day.

You can however use the 20% off coupon and a free coupon.

FREE Scissors

FREE LED Flashlight

FREE Detail Brush Set

FREE Flashlight (different one)

FREE Funnel Set

FREE Leather work gloves

FREE Headlamp

FREE Tape Measure – with purchase however – and 20% off Coupon

FREE Tape Measure – with no purchase necessary

FREE Screwdriver Set

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!


wholesale-blank-caps-black-bkc-2001-bk__42264.1404238767.500.400Bulk Pricing will take these nice baseball caps (black or white) down to 99 cents each (must be at least 144)

Code of NewSite will take additional 8 % off

144 hats were $142.56 -$11.52 (code discount).  Shipping is extra.

Check out (black)
or (white)


soccer balls at Big Lots

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!

box with soccer ball

For more info check here.

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Luis Gonzalez speaker tour

Luis Gonzalez Video

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
Westwego, LA

Sunday, September 21
3 pm – 4 pm
CrossRoads Church
308 Avenue J
Belle Chasse, LA

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