Before I had the awesome day job I have now, I had a terrible day job as the manager of a shoe store. From that experience I got a lot of great retail horror stories, a deep appreciation for how good my current day job is, and an introduction to this really cool charity.
One day, an older gentleman came in, and asked if we had any extra shoe boxes. We did, we always did. I asked the man what they were for, and he said they were for the Samaritan’s Purse drive.
So, you might have heard of this charity before, but if you haven’t, let me break it down. You get a shoe box, and you fill it with gifts. You can do this by age or gender.
I love this charity for a lot of reasons. The biggest one is that it gets my monsters involved. I let them each fill a shoe box with gifts, which is a blast for them. It also makes them think about the child in need that will get just that box of gifts for Christmas, and how blessed they are.
If you want to help out, here’s what you can do.
- Hop over to this website to get all the details, and send a shoebox to a needy child.
- Post about Samaritan’s Purse on your own site. Feel free to leave a link in the comment section below, so we can all check it out.