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 their Pastor Jim Galbraith says it went well again this year. He explains they brought in 256 boxes and that means 256 kids are going to get a really delightful gift in a month or two. He adds the boxes go to one of two main processing centers with ours going to Calgary and there they get inspected, sealed and sent to one of eleven different countries that Canadian boxes go to.
Last year Canadians filled more than 664 thousand shoe boxes and since 1993 Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed almost 147 million shoe box gifts around the globe.