More than 11,000 giftfi lled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child were collected at a Whitesburg church in November.
As a collection site for South East Kentucky for Operation Christmas Child, Whitesburg First Baptist Church collected 11,691 gift-filled shoeboxes from area churches, organizations and individuals.
This is the 10th year that Whitesburg First Baptist Church has served as a collection site for South East Kentucky for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse headed by Franklin Graham.
More than 113 million children in 150 countries have received shoebox gifts since 1993.
Last year, 10,478 shoeboxes were collected at Whitesburg First Baptist Church.