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Old 11-30-2018, 10:16 PM
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DH & I are boarding the dogs & heading to Charlotte, NC early this morning to work at the Samaritan Purse warehouse. We will be inspecting, taping, scanning labels, & packing the shoeboxes into large boxes that will be shipped to other countries & a few go to needy places here in the US.

About 20 of us from east central IN are participating in this mission endeavor.

Pray for travel mercies & that we can be a blessing to others.

Did any of you take part in this project this year?


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It is a worthy project.
Old 11-30-2018, 10:20 PM
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I will say a prayer for your safe travels and that the gifts are a blessing to all who receive.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:32 PM
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That is very cool! I hope you have a safe trip and thank you for caring.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:19 PM
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That is so neat that you are participating in this way. I wonder if the box I packed will go through you!

My cousin is a nurse and her husband is a doctor. For at least 20 years they have been in Togo, Africa doing medical mission work. In their newsletter from last Christmas there were pictures of local children receiving their Operation Christmas Child boxes.

Kind of makes the world a little smaller, doesn't it?
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:52 AM
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Is amazing!


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Old 12-01-2018, 04:44 AM
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My kids did it a few years ago in Charlotte with the church youth group. They were amazed at all the creative ideas people put in the boxes. Have fun!
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:23 AM
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Amazing endeavor...my church participates every year. The Christian school where I taught for many years, the HS students had Shoebox Day where they went to the area drop off and got all the boxes organized ready to go to a warehouse for inspection by people like you.
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:49 AM
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I didn't pack a box this year, but I have in the past! It's such a neat ministry.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:34 AM
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Iím going post something about OCC, but I wanted to let you know that you only reminded me of something that has been weighing on me.I think volunteering in any form is fabulous and makes the world a better place.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:40 AM
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Good for you! Thank you for your kindness and good work.


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Old 12-01-2018, 08:50 AM
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My kindergarten classes always did OCC boxes. It was so heartwarming to see how excited they were to give to others.

Thank you for your volunteer spirit and heart!
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:39 AM
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My niece and I went shopping for things to make up four boxes, and then DH and I volunteered briefly at our church, which was a drop off location. We collected ~300 from our church and 1200 altogether.

When I taught at Christian school, the students participated each year. I miss that now that Iím in public school.
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:21 PM
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Your timing is ironic! I just volunteered last night! I am in Orange County, California. I had never heard of it before this year, but the warehouse was huge, with 100's of volunteers and ran like a well oiled machine. In the three hours our group worked, we inspected and packed over 1,000 boxes! It was so fun to see the creativity and generosity that people shared in their boxes. We were told that the goal between the eight facilities nationwide is to send out 9 million boxes this year! One thing I thought was interesting, though, is that several boxes had winter items (hats, gloves) in them and these boxes were destined for the Philippines. When packing the boxes people don't know where their box will end up, so I'd recommend thinking twice about weather dependent items. Enjoy your time! I found it super rewarding!
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:46 PM
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Inspected boxes at the Denver center on Wednesday and was truly touched by how generous people are. Sometimes we'd see multiple boxes by the same person, family, couple or group and they'd have amazing things in them.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:01 PM
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It's a wonderful tradition for my son & me.
We enjoy picking out the special little toys & gifts.
We're also going to order "chicks" from the catalog.

It's so wonderful that you're helping out.
God Bless You.
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My family packed
Old 12-02-2018, 05:26 AM
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2 boxes. I've worked at my local drop off point before, which was super cool. OCC shoeboxes are something my family really enjoys participating in year each.
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