Sunday, September 9, 2012

Involve your Grandchildren with Operation Christmas Child!

Put Feet to Their FaithIf you are looking for a service project for your grandchildren; one which they will be able to understand and get excited about working on, consider Operation Christmas Child! This is a project children - and even your entire family - can work on together as they purchase items to fill a shoe box for a child and then pray for the child. 

Plan some fund-raising events and then take your grandchildren out to buy the items for their boxes. Plan a packing party and be sure to spend time praying for the children and families who will learn about Jesus when they receive their boxes of gifts! Check the video of a church which had a kids triathlon to raise money for Operation Christmas Child. You could plan a triathlon for your grandchildren where they could collect pledges to raise money to pay for the items they put in their boxes . . . if you can not arrange for a pool for the swimming portion, make your own triathlon of other events - obstacle course, running and book reading! Or book reading, singing and dancing! Or . . . whatever three events you want to choose!

Whatever you do to raise money for the items which go in the boxes, be sure to spend time praying for the children and families who receive the boxes because while giving children gifts is a wonderful thing, giving them the opportunity to learn about Jesus and His amazing love and grace is an incredible thing!

Operation Christmas Child . . . there is still time to involve your grandchildren, and family in a project to fill boxes for children this year!  


  1. This is a really nice idea. May I also add, for people who enter into giveaways, it's only September and you can put a few things away that you win to fill that shoe have about two and a half months to save! Thanks for the post grandma's cookie jar :)

  2. you are most welcome Jenny , , , there is lots of time to gather items and involve grandchildren/childre - the entire family! :^)