Operation Christmas Child organizers hope to collect 18,000 boxes this year

Operation Christmas Child organizers hope to collect 18,000 boxes this year

VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) - This year, members of our local Operation Christmas Child are working to collect more than 18,000 gift-filled shoe boxes to send to children in need around the world.

This week, they're collecting those boxes and several locations in the Tri-State will serve as drop-off sites.

If you want to get involved, there's still time! You have until next Monday, November 20th to put together a gift box for a child in need. You can fill those shoe boxes with filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys.

Operation Christmas Child will then deliver these shoe box gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

"We hear so many stories about the impact the boxes have. Things that we take for granted as a teacher, a box of pencils is nothing to my children, but there are many countries where, if you don't have school supplies, you cannot go to school. So, it makes a life-changing difference when they receive pencils and school supplies." says Says Area Coordinator, Joannie Hollis-Smith.

For info on drop-off locations, click here.

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