A local group is on a mission this holiday season
to make a lasting impact on children in need.
Nearly nine-thousand empty shoeboxes are being turned
into gifts for children overseas living in war- torn
areas or in extreme poverty.
as part of 'Operation Christmas Child.'
Each box will be filled with school supplies.
notes of encouragement and toys.
The project is an annual event organizers say help
brings hope to children in difficult situations.
For them to receive a box that has not only the personal
items they need like a toothbrush, which they may
have never seen before, but for them to receive a
toy or a stuffed animal, something to ease and give
them hope, it's amazing.
More than 135- million shoe box gifts have been delivered
to children in 150 countries since the program began
If you would like to donate or volunteer for 'Operation
you can find out how on the website you see on your