11.18.2010

operation christmas child

I got a temp job! I will be working with Samaritan's Purse (that's Franklin Graham's (Billy's son) organization), specifically on Operation Christmas Child. I am the Team Leader for groups of volunteers going to the warehouse to go through each shoebox to take out inappropriate items, the $7 donation for shipping, put new toys in, organize into gender and age group, scan the label, put the boxes into cartons to go onto pallets! It's a very complicated process, so I have a lot to learn about how to manage everyone. We had our first day of training today, and the volunteers start on Wednesday. The project is set to run to Dec. 15th, with a goal of shipping 1 million shoeboxes!

I think this will be a good and challenging experience for me, because I will teach and manage others, which is not something I am used to. It is also just a great opportunity to do something nice for kids who not only don't get gifts, but who don't have a chance to learn about the Gospel like we do in America.



3 comments:

leah said...

I've always wanted to work with Samaritan's Purse... they have a big building in Boone! That's great news!

Rachael said...

thanks leah! i'm excited about it, even if it's just for a month!

Rach said...

That's so cool! I loved that video! :)