Teach the Spirit of Giving with Operation Christmas Child #OCCGiving

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One of the hardest yet most important things to teach our children is the importance of giving back. It can be so easy to get wrapped up in the me me me mentality of everyday life that we forget how important it is to give to those that have less than us. Operation Christmas Child is a non-profit organization that works to deliver shoe boxes full of goodies to children in impoverished countries around the world.

{About Operation Christmas Child}

Operation Christmas Child has been delivering shoe boxes to children since 1993 and is about to hit its 100 million mark, with 100 million boxes distributed to children in need. These shoe boxes are donated by people just like you and me and contain goodies like toys and crayons as well as essentials that the children may not otherwise have access too. There are 2 billion children in the world and unfortunately, half of them live in poverty. Operation Christmas Child wants to help share shoe boxes with more children than ever now with your help.

{Teaching Your Children About Giving}

Each year before Christmas, I have the boys clean out their rooms of toys they no longer love and clothing too. Anything in good condition is donated and I make them a part of it every step of the way. I also make sure they see me donating and giving every other time of year for various reasons. I do this to teach them the importance of giving, but Operation Christmas Child really let them get involved.
With Operation Christmas Child, you can either choose to create your own physical shoe box full of toys, essentials and extra goodies, or you can build a box online and have the organization put it together on your behalf. If you would like to create your own box at home, you can view the full instructions including recommended items to include here.

Since I was taking the boys on vacation to Disney World where they would be experiencing luxuries other children don't have, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to teach them about giving to others. So, one night on our trip I busted out the computer and they helped me build a box for a little boy complete with a toy car and other fun things. This small act took just minutes, but went a long way to show them that it only takes a little to give back a lot. You can build your own box on the Operation Christmas Child site today and help a child in need.

Teaching your children about giving back this holiday season is free and completely tax deductible as well. National collection week runs November 12-19, so hurry and give back today!

This holiday season build a box with your family to teach kindness, compassion, and generosity.

Operation Christmas Child and influencer marketing platform BlogFrog have teamed up with 200 bloggers like me to spread the word about this great cause.

BlogFrog will match the first 200 boxes that are built.  Pledge your commitment below to build a box today on Facebook or Twitter!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. The opinions and text are all mine.

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