Our personal goal was to pack 12 total boxes and to do one each month instead of waiting until the last minute and packing them all a few days before they were due at the church. WE DID IT!
Our church also set a new goal, last year we packed a little over 500 boxes but this year we decided to DOUBLE our goal and try and pack 1000 boxes as a church. So throughout the year we gathered specific items each month and collected them in OCC Command Center at our church. Pencils, soap, toothbrushes, stuffed animals, balls, musical instruments, reusable bags, etc. Then we prayed, we gathered and we decked the halls to to put us all in the Christmas spirit and we had ourselves a packing day in November to pack 1000 boxes in a day as a church body. We not only met our goal but we exceeded it and the winners are the 1000+ children that will get a gift and God's love delivered in a small shoe box.