For families who still wish to pack gift of hope through Operation Christmas Child, it’s not too late.
Many local families are choosing to pack shoebox gifts virtually through “Build-a-Box,” an online giving tool. Volunteers can visit the project’s website at www.samaritanspurse.org’occ, select a child’s age and gender, shop through an online selection of gifts, “pack” them in an empty shoebox, and finish it off with a note of encouragement. Then through tracking technology, donors can “follow” the box to the destination country where it will be hand-delivered. The “Build-a-Box” option will be available online until Dec. 31.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse. Local organizers are based at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg.
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call (615) 778-0046.