This is the final week to contribute to 2016 Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection in the Comox Valley.
Operation Christmas Child is a nation-wide campaign that sees thousands of individuals and community groups pack shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items, plus personal notes and photos for the less fortunate children of the world. .
Last year generous people from around the Comox Valley filled 1,700 shoe-boxes, an increase over the previous year. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed more than 135 million shoebox gifts around the globe.
Comox Pentecostal Church once again is the local collection centre where shoeboxes can be dropped off during the days, until Saturday, Nov. 19. Each gift-filled shoebox should contain a well-balanced variety of school supplies, toys, hygiene products, and a personal note and photo if you wish. A requested $7 donation for each shoebox is used to help cover the cost of international shipping and other project-related costs.
Please note: Candy can not be shipped in the shoeboxes, due to customs regulations.