Looking through the web I came across Home School Creation’s post on the $10 Back-to-School challenge for Operation Christmas Child. I was hooked, and excited!  Although we’ve been planning for this through out the year I couldn’t pass on the challenge!  
The challenge was:  
  1. Will you commit to devoting ten dollars of your back-to-school shopping for your Operation Christmas Child shoe box? Yes! 
  2. How far can you stretch that ten dollars with the back-to-school sales? See the picture below. 🙂 

The items purchased will be used to fill the shoe boxes we’ve already finished, and the rest we will save for more shoe boxes.   
Packing shoe boxes is a family affair.  Little one and I have been working on making “Friendship” Bead Bracelet” for the shoe boxes this year, and we’ve already packed eight of them. You can check them out on my Operation Christmas Child Pinterest Board with the description, and numbered:  OCC SHOE BOX #1-8 2013.
To participate in this beautiful ministry, and make a difference in a child’s life go to Samaritan’s Purse
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7 Comments

  1. Way to go, girl! You have some fabulous deals!! I picked up some of those collapsible water bottles earlier this year for 10 cents each…LOVE those.

  2. Thank you so much! Collapsible water bottles for 10 cents? Now that's a deal! By the way, I love your blog, and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. I think it's so wonderful that you are already thinking about your Christmas boxes and I love how involved your son is. I cannot believe you got all of that for $10 – well done!

  4. Frances, This is SO inspirational!
    Thanks for sharing details!!! I will click to the Samar Purse site now for more.

    Thanks too, for taking the time to click to my blog and visit the posts I linked here…that was really kind of you!
    Your blog is lovely and I so enjoy your posts!

    I've a quest: when I linked, I grabbed your button and put it in the "Sunday" link up section of my sidebar. I think that the day you posted the culture hop was on a Sunday…that's why. I could be wrong though.
    When do you host the hop? Is it weekly on Sundays? or monthly?
    Thanks.
    God bless!!

  5. Thank you Chris, and Amen! Yes, you are right the blog hop is on Sunday, so no worries. 🙂 It's once a month the third Sunday of the month. Blessings going your way.

  6. Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by! Yes, I love the collapsible water bottles, too!

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