Volunteers begin holiday drive to send gift-filled boxes to children overseas
Longview — Volunteers with the Longview collection center of Operation Christmas Child are hoping to hit a goal of 10,500 gift-filled shoe boxes this year.
Anyone can drop off a shoe box filled with school supplies, small toys, hygiene items, hard candy and other approved, non-perishable items at Calvary Baptist Church this week, said local coordinator Cheryl Pickenpaugh.
“In addition to donations, we’re also seeking volunteers to help with this project,” Pickenpaugh said.
The Longview boxes will go to a collection center in Dallas and, from there, will be shipped to a third world country. The boxes most likely will go to South America, although she said that’s not absolutely certain.
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