Welcome to the very first Bloggers Care project! I’ve been blessed so much by the community of bloggers, and I’m so thankful to the Lord for leading me into this exciting part of life!
It’s time to give back, so I’m going beyond just posting on my blog, to try to organize other bloggers for causes and charities. I have no idea how God is going to guide this endeavor, or if it will even go beyond this campaign, but I am placing it in His hands to use as He pleases.
Many of you know that I live in the tiny mountain town of Boone, NC. However, did you know that the Samaritan’s Purse/ Operation Christmas Child International Headquarters lives here too? I absolutely love Operation Christmas Child, and I know many of the volunteers and Samaritan’s Purse employees who help pack, load and deliver the shoeboxes around the world! We will be partnering to spread the word and encourage our readers to pack shoeboxes For needy children.
I would be SO excited if you would join with me to give needy children presents, and hope in Christ!
This campaign will consist of (you can do any and/or all of the components)
- NOW- OCT 25: Blog Post announcing the project and recruiting other bloggers to join us
- OCT 26-NOV 5: a posting carnival/contest where we share OCC impact stories, or plans for this year (winner gets a Veggie Tales DVD Library)
- NOV 5: a virtual Packing Party November 5, at 1PM est on my live MomTV Show! ~Sarah Pinnix, Real Life Blog
OCC Fact Sheet (PDF)
OCC Home Packing Party Guide (PDF)
YouTube Promo Video
Your Carnival Post Could Include:
- Extraordinary Shoe Box Story
Have you ever received a letter from a child who received your shoe box and corresponded through letters?Has your church “adopted” a community because of a shoe box gift?Do you have a heart for a certain country and then learned your shoe box gift was delivered there?
Do you lead a large group or church that packs shoe box gifts every year?Have you ever hosted or plan to host a huge packing party?
- Passion for OCC
Have you participated in the project for a number of years? \
- Other Powerful Stories
Has your community or group become closer because of this project?Do you have an amazing story about how the Operation Christmas Child project has impacted you or someone you know?
- Your plans to pack shoeboxes this year
Are you going to Join in? Leave a comment and let us know! You can also leave a link to your announcement post! Click here to sign up for future “Bloggers Care” email alerts!
Full Disclosure: I do NOT receive any compensation whatsoever for this outreach. This post is linked up to Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family, because giving to the needy at Christmas through OCC works for our family! Click here to see tons more tips for life!