Every year First Church participates in this important ministry.
This is an excerpt taken from the Operation Christmas Child website:
Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on way for Canadians to bless struggling children in the developing world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and other items. We collect the boxes and distribute them in the name of Jesus Christ to children living in desperate situations.
Operation Christmas Child is an important way to remind children suffering as a result of war, poverty, famine, disease, and disaster that they are loved and not forgotten. Each year, millions of shoeboxes are packed with gifts by people in Canada and nine other “sending” countries, and given to children in more than 100 “receiving” countries.
Samaritan’s Purse shoeboxes are available for pick up and should be filled and returned to the church by Sunday, October 13th.
For more information on the ministry visit: https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/about-operation-christmas-child/