Friday, October 22, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

Every year my church participates in Operation Christmas Child.  If you are not familiar, Operation Christmas Child is a program organized by Samaritan's Purse that collects shoe boxes filled with items to give to children in impoverished countries.

Last year I made a doll quilt and mini pillow to include in my box and I plan to do the same this year.  There are so many things I love about doing this.  I love being able to use my quilting skills to send a personal and love-filled gift to a little girl for Christmas.  And if sending a homemade gift to someone wasn't enough, it's also a great way to use up some scraps!

How amazing would it be if we made hundreds of these boxes with dolls and homemade quilts?  If you are interested in participating, it's really easy!  Samaritan's Purse has all of the information on their website and has drop off locations all over the country.

So, are you up for joining in the fun too?


Rebekah said...

Thank you for reminding me about this! I remember when you made the quilt last year. Now I will have time to prepare and there is a drop off location minutes from my house :)

I can't wait to see what you make.

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

I've been wanting to do Samaritan's Purse for EVER but never have the time when I learn about it. I need to start working on it in January this year so that I can participate.

Love that you did something homemade for it.