Operation Christmas Child embraces spirit of giving

November 13, 2013 • Local News

Kindergarteners at All Saints Catholic School, Cecilia Vandenburg and Elijah Tarin, show their shoeboxes Wednesday. The boxes are filled with gifts for children in other countries as part of the Operation Christmas Child project. (Amy Vogelsang Photo)

As the Christmas season starts to inhabit stores and minds, it’s easy to get caught up in sweater buying, gift-wrapping and bargain-scoping. But amid the planning and chaos, it’s important to remember those who can’t afford to scurry around for discounts or don’t have gifts to wrap.

Operation Christmas Child has changed the focus.

Instead of shopping for themselves, Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse that focuses on sending shoeboxes to children in need around the world.

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