2012-11-28 / Letters

Operation Christmas Child Thanks Supporters

To The Editor:

I wanted to write to thank the residents of Fulton County and southcentral Pennsylvania who generously gave of their time and means to help impact thousands of hurting kids this Christmas. Together we were able to pack 33,090 shoeboxes – filled with toys, school supplies and basic necessities – for Operation Christmas Child. Our packed shoebox gifts, joined by millions of others, are now on their way to needy children in 100 countries.

I would like to thank the volunteers at our local collection sites and all those who packed an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. For many of the children who receive these gifts, this shoebox will be the first gift they have ever received.

Although our local drop-off locations here in southcentral Pennsylvania are closed, there is still plenty of time to get involved through the project’s “Build a Box” online tool where you can virtually pack a shoebox gift. If you want to get involved, you can go online to www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. Gifts are also received year-round at Samaritan’s Purse by mailing them to 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607.

There are also year-round volunteer opportunities available to serve with Operation Christmas Child. Find out how you can use your gifts and talents to make a difference in children’s lives around the world by visiting the Web site listed above.

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this project. A simple gift, packed with love, can communicate hope and transform the lives of children worldwide.

Sincerely,

David M. Goodman

Media Coordinator SCPA

Operation

Christmas Child

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