Operation Christmas Child has wrapped up in the Flin Flon Creighton area. It’s a program to collect shoe boxes filled with gifts and other items for needy children around the world. Local Coordinator Heather Lowe says boxes were packed Sunday and shipped to Calgary to be distributed to sixteen countries. She says it went extremely well this year with their numbers up again. They had a special project for the Ukraine and they had 73 boxes for that and their total number of boxes was 274.
Lowe adds they did better than last year when they collected 237 boxes.