2014-02-08 / Editorials & Letters

Thanks to shoebox donors

Editor:

I’m writing to thank Buckeye Lake residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas.

Through their efforts, we were able to collect 822 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.

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 (937) 374-0761.

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.

Bonnie Freeman
Regional Director | Great Lakes
Operation Christmas Child

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