Operation Christmas Child has wrapped up in the Flin Flon Area. The Alliance Church is the coordinator and Pastor Reg Friesen reports they had a goal of 100 but collected 70 boxes but are planning for a better year next year….
“I just talked with a friend yesterday and she says a lot of folks collect items throughout the year, they look for things throughout the year, bargains on toys and other things, buying things in bulk like toothbrushes, supplies, books and crayons, all of the items that really help make these gift boxes exciting for the kids and then they’re ready to pack multiple boxes next fall so that’s actually a pretty good idea I think.”
In thanking those who donated Friesen noted the boxes were picked up and taken to The Pas where they were sent to Calgary to be shipped to children where there is war, natural disasters and famine. Since 1993 more than 198 million children in more than 170 countries and territories have received an Operation Christmas Child shoe box.