My advisory class of 8th grade students participated in Operation Christmas Child with me this year. We collected lots of items and packed 13 shoe boxes full of stuff for less fortunate kids. I had done it before at a different school and at church before and i really enjoyed it. Plus, I could donate some of my "deals" to the boxes. It is over for this year, but it is a great project for next year. You can find information on what it is HERE.
Here we are in the process of packing the boxes.
It turned out way better than I expected. I heard lots of comments from the kids like "we should do this more often" "isn't it fun to give these to other people" "I would love to get one of these boxes". I also think the kids learned a lot about giving and service.