Operation Christmas Boxes


Madison’s American Heritage Girls Troop collects Operation Christmas Boxes each year. She absolutely loves this service project.

This year she chose to make 6 boxes. Three boxes for 10-14 year old girls and three boxes for 10-14 year old boys. That age range receives the least amount of boxes, so that is why she chose them and decided to make up 6 boxes. Madison did a great job of finding things on sale and collecting things throughout the year. She used her own money to purchase all of the items and she put a lot of thought into the items she chose for these boxes.

For the boxes for the boys, she packed a deflated size 5 soccer ball and an air pump, a box of crayons, a glue stick, 2 pink erasers and 2 pencil top erasers, pencils and pens, work gloves, a pencil sharpener, markers, combs, ivory soap, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a toothbrush holder, deodorant, a calculator that is solar powered, colored pencils, a wooden airplane kit, a tape measure, a variety of screws in different sizes and a screw driver set. She will also include blank paper and a couple of mini notebooks as well. The ball takes up a lot of space, so choosing the most important items to fill the rest of the box with is important.


For the boxes for the girls, she packed hair bands, a tooth brush, toothpaste, a toothbrush holder, deodorant, soap, a hairbrush, Kleenex, a sewing kit, a couple of quarters of material, colored pencils, water color paints, a pencil sharpener, a couple of bracelet making sets, markers, crayons, pencils, pens and erasers, a glue stick, a jump rope, flavored chapsticks, 6 pairs of socks, mini notebooks, and a manicure set. She will add blank paper as well.


Madison also filled out sheets to include in each box.

Here is the front of the sheet:


And the back of the sheet:


The printable sheet can be found HERE.

After we assemble the boxes we print off labels online. This is how we mark if it’s for a boy or girl and the age range as well as pay the donation for shipping that allows us to receive a note that tells us where our boxes ended up! That’s pretty cool!

This is a wonderful service project that Madison looks forward to all year long and we are grateful for the opportunity  to participate.

If you want to participate too and don’t have time to gather items, you can build a box online! It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

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