It feels weird this year not doing ShoeBoxes through Samaritans Purse with the girls this year. But they are excited to be doing them at Awana Bible Club, so they take in their items and I sit here thinking how strange this all is.
We have always headed to the dollar store with our list of suggested items and get what we need to fill our boxes. And before you worry that I am giving them junk I wouldn’t give my kids–we do plenty of shopping for our own family at the dollar store.
There are other ways to give through Samaritan’s Purse, including their gift catalog. You can help others while shopping for the person who has everything. You can buy a cow, or a share or a cow, to help a village. You can choose refugee relief, sewing machines, any one of 42 items in their catalog.
And if Samaritan’s Purse is not your first choice of an organization, there are many others, World Vision, Heifers International, so many places where you can give in honor of someone while blessing someone else.
Won’t you consider these options this year?Survive til you Thrive!