Operation Christmas Child collects boxes


Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection week ended Nov. 20. This year, the Youngstown community and surrounding area contributed to the collection of more than 19,100 shoeboxes for children in need. For many of these children, the shoebox gift will be the first gift they receive.

The shoeboxes are filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has provided more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes in more than 160 countries and territories.

For information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or to view gift suggestions, call 937-374-0761 or visit samaritanpurse.org/occ.

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