I’m writing to thank Elizabethtown area residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect more than 24,000 shoeboxes — filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items — for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.
These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to needy children that they are loved and not forgotten.
Although drop-off locations in the Elizabethtown area are closed until November 2014, shoebox gifts can be packed any time. Gifts are received year-round at Samaritan’s Purse (801 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C., 28607) or using the project’s online tool, where donors can virtually build a box.
To get involved, visit samaritanspurse.org or call 704-583-1463.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this project. A simple gift, packed with love, can communicate hope and transform the lives of children worldwide.
Operation Christmas Child