From staff reports
Operation Christmas Child is underway for 2012.
Your simple gift of a shoebox last fall has given over 8 millon children worldwide a tangible experience of God’s love. The shoeboxes packed from Mississippi were shipped to Panama, Ukraine, Macedonia, Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Zambia, Bahamas, Seychelles, Benin and Dominican Republic.
Participants fill shoe boxes with school materials, toys, necessity items, and letters of encouragement for children in poverty around the world. This shoe box packing effort, requiring months of organization and preparation, is expected to bless over 9 million children this year suffering the effects of natural disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine and poverty.
In 2012 Operation Christmas Child anticipates reaching a milestone collecting and delivering shoe boxes to more than 100 million children since the project began in 1993.
If you, your church, youth group, or other organizations would like to participate in this ministry to children throughout the world, please contact Dihan McCullough at 662-803-2008 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.