Saturday, April 23, 2011

S is for Samaritans Purse

I have joined the A to Z blogging challenge. During the month of April I will write a post each day with the exception of Sundays and these posts will correspond with each letter of the Alphabet. You can join by following the link above.


 Samaritans Purse is one of my favorite organizations. It was founded by Franklin Graham. There are many parts to Samaritans Purse; they provide ponds, schools, hospitals, cattle, chickens, toys, mosquito nets, etc to countries around the world. Samaritans Purse also runs Operation Christmas Child... my favorite Christmas charity. 

For the last three Christmases Jeff and I have packed shoe boxes to provide to OCC and our boxes mostly have been sent to Africa. I have told Jeff before to put the money he is going to spend on me into my boxes... because that is what gives me the most joy!

Last Christmas, our church packed 50 boxes! I told Jeff as we were delivering them to the drop off place that I wanted to do 100 boxes this year. He didn't think we could meet that at first. But with some great organization and a few people who also love these boxes, we are well on our way to reach 100 boxes. We are collecting a new item every month or so until we reach about 100 of them and then we change items. This year promises to be an exciting year for our church's packing party.

I have crocheted some wash cloths in the past and this year I plan to crochet some while Jeff and I are flying to Washington next week. I am also knitting some rabbits! I am having a ton of fun and can't wait to share photos!

For more information on Samaritans Purse please visit

My sister, Kari, decided to join the challenge, so be sure to take a look because she will be having a giveaway when she reaches 20 followers!   

1 comment:

  1. Are bookmarks a stupid thing to put in those boxes?