All of a sudden, the holidays are around the corner and many of us are looking forward to spending time with family and enjoying the traditions of big meals and gift exchanges. But what about less fortunate families around the world that may not be blessed with the same good fortune and opportunity as those of us in the United States?
Fortunately there are organizations like Samaritan’s Purse, which through their Operation Christmas Child program, are able to bring a little bit of Christmas joy to children in remote areas and dire circumstances across the globe.
Samaritan’s Purse encourages individuals to pack shoe boxes or similarly sized plastic containers with gifts, clothes, toys, toiletries and practical items that kids of various ages would enjoy. They then gather these boxes at collection points around the country and manage the distribution to families in every corner of the earth.
Here at Mighty 8th Media, we packed several boxes for boys and girls with an assortment of shirts, pants, pajama sets, stuffed animals, candies, tooth brushes, soaps and more.
Hopefully these small items will bring a wealth of joy to very deserving boys and girls all across the world. What we take for granted might make an incredible difference to children and families that have very little available to them.
Whether this encourages you to engage with the Samaritan’s Purse program or simply pause and think about what you can do for those less fortunate in your community, we hope that the warmth of the holidays brings joy to all of those in our community and beyond.