As you know, I headed to Marikina in September for a missions trip. As a continuation on that trip, my team thought it’d be great for us to send gifts back to Marikina this Christmas!
If you are curious about the amazing adventure on trip, here is an entry to shed a light on what we did: PHI 04: Marikina Cornerstone Mission Trip August 2017 .
The concept that we came up with is simple – find an old shoebox at home, fill it up with gifts for a little girl, commit to joining the project, and drop off our boxes at our designated drop-off point.
Due to a lack of manpower, we’ve limited our gifting this year to only the Girls’ Home we visited in October, and are aiming to collect 137 shoeboxes by 20th November.
Find out more at http://op-shoebox.tumblr.com, and feel free to spread the word!
If you feel the heart to commit a shoebox or two, please kindly sign the pledge form to indicate your commitment: Click here
* Update on Operation Shoebox: All boxes have been completely filled. Thank you all for your willing hearts to be a part of this! For those of you who would like to be a part of such operations in the future, do reach out to be kept in the loop.*
So I got really excited on planning for the girls (13 – 16years) that my 3 pledges were for. Spent a lovely afternoon in town and here’s what I’ve got – 3 sets of bracelets, hair ties, floral notebooks and a cotton on dress.
It was only upon purchase that I come to truly appreciate the love my parents have for me through their expressions of gifts. Growing up in a family and country where I have been blessed to receive, it is also easy to slip into a consumer “lack” mindset and forget that there is a bigger gift in giving to others. May these boxes bless the hands and hearts of the little ones who receive it.