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 they had a very good year this year. She says they had a total of 307 boxes packed and there was lots of community effort this year and a lot of people came out to their movie night and enjoyed watching the children receive boxes from past years.
Boxes collected locally are delivered to children in South and Central American countries as well as parts of Africa. This year’s collection topped last year’s total when they collected 274 boxes.