This Reader & Her Daughter Are Bringing Hope to Children in Need
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Get in the giving spirit of Christmas!
It’s that time of year when kids start getting excited to receive gifts from Santa and their loved ones, however, the sad truth is that not all children are fortunate enough to get presents or even basic necessities, especially this year when so many families have taken a major financial hit due to the pandemic.
The bright side is that there are things we can do to give these children hope and put smiles on their faces during this tough time. ❤️
Hip2Save reader, Bethany, is involved with a wonderful organization that helps children not only get toys but many other things they may be in need of as well. Check out her story…
Every year we like to send boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We were unable to send them last year. My eleven-year-old daughter was so disappointed she made it her mission to save up some money and put together her own boxes.
She watched for clearance deals and posts on Hip2save for items she could add to her boxes. She put together four nice boxes to send. Next week, November 16th-23rd is national drop-off week. We will be dropping hers off and hope lots of other people will be dropping boxes off too!
Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts‑filled with fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate love.
Thank you, Bethany, for sharing this thoughtful idea. What a fantastic way to help out children who are in need, and how proud of your daughter you must be for saving up her own money to help out. She is truly an inspiration. It’s also a great reminder that you don’t need to have a ton of money to help out. By watching for sales and stocking the gift closet, it is possible to make a difference.
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