Every year, we participate in Operation Christmas Child by building Shoeboxes (all ages) and volunteering at the local warehouse (ages 13+).
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OCC Boxes work like this – you select a gender and an age range; then, you gather things to fill the Shoebox with. There are things that you should NOT put in a shoebox and there are things that are recommended to add to a Shoebox.
Talk to your daughter about OCC boxes and ask her to come up with ideas about who she wants to pack a box / boxes for.
Here are some resources:
What is the Troop’s plan for OCC?
Currently, we are looking into have a Troop-wide packing party (that probably will involve the Trail Life Troop). What might that look like? We’ll probable ask people to start donating specific items and look into incorporating the OCC into the CFA fundraiser in the Fall (ie. for every calendar sold, $x will go to buying supplies/to OCC). This is all still in development, so stay tuned to the Troop Announcements.
What is Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes about?
Learn more about AHG and OCC.