This is the week to turn in filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Local Coordinator Heather Lowe says they can be dropped off at Pharmasave on Main Street until Saturday morning and they are now in the lower level of the Lutheran Church so you can come Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 8, on Saturday from 1 to 5 and Sunday they will be showing a video at 7 in the evening and that will show the children receiving boxes from previous years.
Lowe says she has no boxes left but you can still donate items in a shoe box you have or a plastic container the size of a shoe box. She says they will be delivered to countries where there is war, natural disasters and famine but this year there’s also a special appeal for children in the Ukraine. If you want you box to go there label it and you can include winter wear such as mitts, toques and socks.