You never know where an OCC shopping opportunity will strike. Last weekend I was at the River Market and passed a booth that was set up selling random items- one of which were beanie babies, new with tags for $1. This is one of the items that Samaritan’s Purse calls a “wow item”. Our goal this year is to build our boxes around this wow item. Other examples are dolls or soccer balls with a pump. We want our boxes to be excellent quality as this may be the only gift this child ever receives. And, now that it’s spring, balls, pumps and other outdoor toys can be found everywhere. Keep your eyes out for sales at discount and grocery stores to stock up now. You may even find some Easter plush on deep discount (that is if our super shopper hasn’t bought it first)! Samaritan’s Purse also wants to emphasize the importance of each box including the $7 shipping fee. Did you know that to mail a single shoebox from Boone, NC to Mongolia it costs $80? $7 is a true bargain!! Start saving now for your boxes’ shipping or consider making a donation to cover the shipping for the boxes that are not covered. Let’s help in any way we can to get these boxes and the Gospel Opportunities that come with them all over the world!!!!!