Shoebox packing in full force
Volunteers out Saturday taking part in the operation include: back row (l-r) Kurtis McKee, Kayleen Hemingway, Daisy McKee, Sabrina Thiessen, Michael Jones, John Millions. Front row (l-r) Holly McKee, Genevieve Weber. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)
Volunteers were out in full force over the weekend at Portage Evangelical Church ensuring shoeboxes are packed and ready to go for the annual Operation Christmas Child campaign.
Operation Christmas Child was started in 1990. In 1993, Operation Christmas Child grew and was adopted by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian organization run by Franklin Graham. To date, Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed over 135 million shoebox gifts worldwide. In 2016, Canadians donated 664,525 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for hurting children around the world.