Children LOVE to get a photo and a letter in their Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. It is the personal connection that makes the gift much more special.
I’ve often included my address – but the McCarty Family included their email address. AND they received an email back!
I’m Gerlad Barola Jr., 10 years old, a Grade Five pupil of Donsol East Central School, Donsol, Sorsogon, Philippines. The Whaleshark capital of the world. I just received the gift you sent to us. Thank you very much. I am very happy and amazed of the items inside the box, especially the soccer ball. I really love playing soccer, and I’m pretty much sure to use this coming summer. Thank you very much. Can I here from you also soon. And may the Lord Jesus Christ bless you and your family always. Lots of Love.
This was so exciting to get – not only because it was wonderful to hear from the child who received their gift – but The McCarty family packs a soccer ball into each and every one of their shoebox gifts. So it was an extra special encouragement to see that this child loves soccer!
Many times a child can’t afford a stamp, or they are hours away from the nearest roads without any postal service at all -
yet a local person might have internet, or they might wait until a visitor has a smart phone – and they can write an email.
Have you included your email address on your letter?
You don’t even have to use your main email – you could start a special email just for your shoebox correspondence over at Yahoo!
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