Do any of you participate in shoebox programs for needy kids? My girls just did up their boxes for our church, who donates to local children on Indian reservations here in Montana. Last year my boys did Operation Christmas Child from Samaritan's Purse. The boys really enjoyed picking out small gifts and items to put in their shoeboxes. When we took them to the drop-off location and they saw other kids doing the same thing, I think they felt really good about what they had done. I am planning on them doing it again this year. We can't afford to do a bunch of boxes, but I will let the boys do one each. The national collection week is November 17-24 and there are places all over to drop off your shoeboxes. When I showed the boys the video from the website last year, they immediately wanted to take part in this. The picture above is Nathan & Neil taken last year with their shoeboxes. They're looking forward to doing it again this year and I think it's a great program.