Shoeboxes have been used for a variety of reasons. I remember scrounging for a shoebox to make my diorama project for a grade school history project. Before the invention of plastic boxes, shoeboxes held records of bills paid. Old broken crayons, glue and scraps of papers found their way to a home recently vacated by my new high tops. Picture frames can be made from the lids. If you Google it, you can find even more uses that I have not mentioned.
This week, I found another use for shoe boxes in my daughter’s backpack. The “Change the World Club” at her school is participating in the “Operation Christmas Child” project. The informational flyer sent home requested small objects that fit into a shoe box. Things like school supplies (pens, papers, crayons, etc…), Toys (small cars, ball, dolls, stuffed animals, musical instruments etc…), Hygiene items, (toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth), and miscellaneous stuff (hairclips, toy jewelry, sunglasses, etc..). The cost to ship is $7 per box and the boxes go to children in need for Christmas. It’s a great idea for a Christmas charity project for your youth group.
For more information, you can visit www.samaritanspurse.org and click on “Operation Christmas Child.”