Au pairs send holiday gifts to children around the world

Participating in an American tradition, 15 Pennsylvania au pairs recently packed 50 Operation Christmas Child boxes filled with donations from their friends, their host families and themselves for children in need around the world.

One of the AuPairCare au pairs, Mieka from South Africa, talked about how receiving the packages would spread compassion to those less fortunate:

"Getting a box may not be love like we give to each other in person but it means that someone thinks about them and wants to give them something to love them and make them feel special."

Since 1993, packing shoeboxes in December has become a holiday tradition for many American families. This consistent dedication has enabled Operation Christmas Child to impact more than 100 million children over the past 20 years. The au pairs can now add their 50 boxes to that total!

Items donated included toys, school supplies, toothbrushes and personal notes, many of which are items that the children receiving them have never owned before. This was a great opportunity for au pairs to go beyond just impacting the lives of their host children by also impacting the lives of children around the world while taking part in an American tradition.

Author: AuPairCare