You can make life a little brighter for children around the world. Operation Christmas Child is now collecting shoe boxes containing gifts for children in impoverished countries.
Jay Burks is the local one of the local coordinators. He says you can fill a shoe box with fun items such as toys and personal hygiene items.
Samaritan’s Purse, a not-for-profit group made up of a dozen ministries is behind Operation Christmas Child. The organization was founded by Franklin Graham the son of the Reverend Billy Graham.
Burks says they looking to collect gifts for both boys and girls from two up to 14 years of age. If you need assistance more information is available at Samaritan’s Purse Website.
Once you’ve collected the items you can take them to one of the collection sites. In Knox County, Word of Life Church in Bicknell and the 1st Church of God in Monroe City are collection points.