Operation Christmas Child has wrapped up in the Flin Flon area. It’s a program to collect shoe boxes with gifts and other items for needy children around the world. The program was coordinated by the Baptist Church and Pastor Jim Galbraith thanks everyone who donated boxes and assisted in making it a success. He explained it worked well considering they had to go a week earlier than the rest of the country because of a change to the shipping and all noting they brought in 229 individual boxes including 17 that are going to the Ukraine. He added if you do have a box to turn in you can bring it to the church, they just might not be able to include it with this year’s shipment, it may go out next year.
Last year they collected around 265 boxes while altogether Canadians filled more than 615 thousand boxes and since 1993 Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed almost 157 million shoe box gifts around the globe.