Pack a shoebox with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, or other fun items for young children. Designate the age your gifts are for, boy or girl, then check on-line or with a local church for drop-off locations. Each box suggests a donation of seven dollars to cover shipping expenses, and if you pay online, you can print out a barcode that will enable you to watch the country destination when your box is delivered. Exciting! Last year, our boxes went to the Philippines. Wonder if those children were affected by the typhoon this year.
The Samaritan's Purse website has lots of information if you have more questions.
For us, this is a good way to start the Christmas season - with a gift, a hand extended out to others around the world. It is a small thing, a small effort, but to a child who may not have much, it will be received with a smile.