Kids pack more than 100 boxes for this year's Operation Christmas Child

  • Kids pack more than 100 boxes for this year's Operation Christmas Child

Kids pack more than 100 boxes for this year's Operation Christmas Child

Sometimes we think well the same children get the box every year and they don't. "What they have done will have an worldwide impact and leave a lasting impression on the hearts of children".

Donors are asked to purchase a toy along with other small items like school supplies and games and place them into a shoe box which will then be donated to a child living in poverty around the world.

"The distribution center decides where the shoeboxes go", Taylor said.

In Greenwood, St. Mark UMC is accepting boxes from 3-6 p.m. today and Sunday, and from 8-10 a.m. Monday. It is hoped to make more people aware of the program with the hopes they will offer donations after learning how the project works.

Students at Memorial Park Elementary School have packed special gifts for children overseas. Since 1993, the project has delivered the gifts to more than 135 million children in more than 150 countries and territories, the website said.

Operation Christmas Child is hosted by Samaritan's Purse, an global Christian relief and evangelism organization, which started the project in 1993.

Shoeboxes are categorized by gender and in the age categories of 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

Kids pack more than 100 boxes for this year's Operation Christmas Child
Kids pack more than 100 boxes for this year's Operation Christmas Child

The goal this year for the church is to ship out 1,800 shoe boxes. Residents in Great Falls can drop off their boxes at the Harvest Springs Church or the Perfection Machine Shop.

"We love Operation Christmas Child", Perkins said.

The children at Little Trinity Nursery have chosen if their shoebox would be for a girl or a boy and what items they wanted to include in it. 21, participating Crawfordsville residents will donate shoeboxes-filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, such as a doll or soccer ball-for Operation Christmas Child to deliver to children in need around the world. "Not everybody can afford to do a dozen boxes but nearly everybody can do at least one".

This year, donations can be left at Asda in Aldwarke, Tesco Extra and Shoezone in the town centre, Liberty Church in Station Road, Masbrough, and Talbot Lane Methodist Church opposite the Town Hall. Steele said they may pay to have one of their boxes tracked to get a better idea of where their generosity lands.

The boxes were presented to representatives of Operation Christmas Child on Thursday (November 17) at the South Hilo police station.

"There's real people on the other side of these boxes", said Eryavec.