For the last 10 years I've had the priviledge to fill a shoe box or two The brain child of Samaritan's Purse is a program called Operation Christmas Child. I love what they do. It's such a simple yet effective way to give over the Christmas season. Choose an age and gender, purchase items that will fit in a shoe box, donate a little money for shipping, drop the box or boxes off at a local church and know that by Christmas a child in a third world country will be enjoying the box you filled. Here's a good story for you. One of the reasons I decided to do this program was because I knew that shoe boxes would end up in Jamaica. Three years after filling my first box, I was living in Massachusetts and I did my annual Christmas donation. This time I put a note in the box. Well fast forward one year, I was now living in Seattle, and a letter had tracked me down. It was a letter from the little girl who had received my shoe box and she was from - Jamaica. How amazing is it that my shoe box would end up in hills of my island home. I cried like a baby the first time I read her letter.