Pencil Packs all you need to bulk order – listed in ONE PLACE!!
You all know how passionate I am about Operation Christmas Child! Every year my family and friends commit to putting together more! SO I have mixed my passion for OCC with my passion for saving money – and I have learned how to get bulk supplies, quality supplies at the lowest rates possible over the past 8 years! I enjoy putting these posts together to help other shoebox packers like myself save money so that MORE children can be impacted with more shoeboxes spreading the love of Jesus to more and more children! AMEN!
— These ideas were taken from the group Deals for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes by Frugal Deals! Make sure you head on over & join so you don’t miss LIVE sales! AND don’t forget to PIN this post for later to come back to it, to share with your church or friend <3 <3
What to include & where to find it in bulk:
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Erasers can be up to the preference of the sender. Some love the pencil top erasers(I have gotten this exact brand from Amazon for several years, they are great quality and I have never been disappointed!), the big chunky pink erasers you can find HERE in bulk! I have also used the DOLLARDAYS website for ordering many things for my shoeboxes. You do have to pay shipping unless you buy a minimum amount (which changes depends on the sale). However, if you speak to a customer service rep, they will often give you a discount % if you tell them you are using for charity!
And I’ll end with PENCIL POUCHES!! It is difficult to find a good price for pencil pouches in bulk. BUT I found these SUPER HERO pencil pouches on Alli-express for $0.68 each, OR these adorable animal pouches are only $0.64 each. You can order 1 at a time, just make sure you order enough ahead because it takes a couple months to get here. Good if you need 5-10! —–>>>> Moving on to BULK pencil pouches. The best I could find was at Dollar Days and range b/w $0.56-$0.81 depending on how many you order. They come in neutral colors, or the pinks/purples version!
Pencil Pouches is another if you only have a few to buy, watch sales in September, sometimes you can find them for about $0.50-$0.99 in get ready for school season sales!! I actually opted to make my own pencil pouches using ziploc bags and duct tape! I hope to make a post on this in the future! <3
Another piece of feedback was to include paper clips! They are cheap and can be used for many things! For school, papers, as tools or even to fold and bend as toys! OR you can actually make a FISHING HOOK from a paper clip or safety pin!! You can get 30 boxes of 100 ct per box HERE for the BEST bulk deal! OR 10 boxes of 100 ct. HERE! Binder clips are another fantastic idea to add to the boxes! Not only for the obvious school benefit, but they can be super strong to clip up clothes to dry or even a tarp or covering! Binder clips are a FANTASTIC idea to include!!
Colored Pencils, Crayons, Notebooks and MORE I have found to have the best luck at WALMART at the beginning of School in August/September depending on where you live! I definitely encourage you to include these as those can bring so much joy to a child, they take great pride in their school supplies!! This is a bulk set of 800 Crayola Crayons that teacher’s rave about. You can grab this box and divy them up into baggies for the shoeboxes! Always an option if you miss a back to school sale!
OR if you’d like pre-packaged crayons – check this one out on Amazon. 144 packs of 4 crayons! If 4 is not enough, add 2 or 3 packs! 😀 They can share with a sibling or a friend! 144 packs at the time of posting!
—-> Make sure to remove ALL SUPPLIES from their PACKAGING!! NO packaging need to be sent in the shoeboxes! OCC has made this very clear as most regions where the shoeboxes land they do not have a proper way to get rid of trash. So even if you think it makes them look pretty and new, it ends up polluting the area! Please do the region a favor and properly recycle it here! 😀
Once you get those pencils, you’ll definitely want and need to sharpen them. Yes you include sharpeners, but it is definitely nice for the kiddos to at least have a few sharpened so they can use them right away!!
If you have large batches of pencils to sharpen before sending like I do (2000 to be exact) check this deal out. I read the reviews throughly and just placed my order as it can handle large batches & doesn’t overheat, sharpens to the tip and stops so you don’t over sharpen, accommodates different sized pencils and accommodates a large amount of shavings! (This info is per the reviews) —-> It’s on sale for $36 off!!