I am on a constant safari for stuffed animals for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. This week we started a stuffed animal drive at the public school where I work as a school nurse. I have to say I was a little uneasy about sending home flyers with the "Operation Christmas Child" name on them. It just takes one parent complaint to cause an uproar.
But there haven't been any complaints yet and we've collected almost 500 animals so far.
Soon it will be yard sale season and the real safari hunts will begin. Today I had a deal for a free T-Shirt on Vistaprint so I made this one to wear when I go to yard sales. Now I won't have to be so bold and do all the asking myself and maybe some other shoppers will see my advertisement (something similar is printed on the back of the shirt, too)and offer me some of their animals.
I know God knows where each of these 20,000 precious animals are going to come from and I can't wait to haul them home.