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The Millbrook Independent

Oct 10th
Grace Community Church takes up a collection for Operation Christmas Child
Written by News Desk   
Friday, 06 December 2013 09:55

12-5occgraceVolunteers at Grace Community Church prepare boxes for Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. At Grace Community Church in Millbrook, local volunteers took time to receive and ship gift-filled shoeboxes for children overseas. The boxes were packed by caring Millbrook residents with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

Bursting with colorful wrapping paper and energetic volunteers, Grace Community Church operated a collection site for the first time during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 18–25.

Though the shoebox gifts will often travel thousands of miles, Operation Christmas Child offers a way for participants to follow their box, by using the donation form found at samaritanspurse.org. Donors will receive an email telling the country where their shoeboxes are delivered.

Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 100 million shoebox gifts to suffering children in more than 100 countries since 1993. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect another 9.8 million gift-filled shoeboxes in 2013. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.

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