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National Shoebox Collection Week: School Supplies {Family Money Minute Radio}


National Shoebox Week School Supplies

November 18, 2014: National Shoebox Collection Week: School Supplies

It’s day 2 in our week featuring items perfect for shoeboxes during OCC collection week and today’s focus is a frequently omitted yet incredibly important inclusion…

What most people don’t realize is that one of the most important items you can include in shoeboxes are school supplies. While we in America might not consider that fun or even a gift, they are invaluable and scarce in a large part of the world. In fact, many kids receiving shoeboxes could go to school, but aren’t allowed because they can’t afford necessary supplies like pens, pencils and paper.

Other needed supplies include crayons, markers, pencil sharpeners and even more advanced items for the older children, like solar calculators.

Of course, don’t forget to include coloring and picture books for the young ones too!


The Family Money Minute is made possible by Operation Christmas Child, who reminds us that by saving money, we can make a bigger impact on the lives of needy children around the world.

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