What is Operation Christmas Child?
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of the Samaritan’s Purse Organization, a non-profit group that helps others in need, like veterans, those hit by natural disaster, and children all over the world.
Operation Christmas Child is an opportunity to give hope in areas where there is none. Through Operation Christmas Child, boxes of toys, school supplies, hygiene products, and clothing are shipped all over the world to areas that are struck with poverty, natural disasters, and war-torn areas. Most of the children that receive these gifts have never received a Christmas gift before.
When does it take place?
Every year on the third week of November, local churches open their doors for a week to collect the boxes. It starts before the holidays “officially” begin because of the time it takes to transport all of the boxes to other countries.
How many boxes were dropped off at your location?
We were able to collect 365 boxes from those living around us in the neighborhood. Thanks to all of those in Campbell that were able to help out and participate. And for those who did not get a chance, don’t worry- in about 365 days you will get the chance to participate again.
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