Operation Christmas Child — 9 million shoebox gifts will be sent around the world this year to NEEDY children (total overall number is now at 100 million shoebox of gifts to needy children!)

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Yesterday, before I went to work, I went to North Carolina to the site where Reverend Graham and Samaritan’s Purse have their giant shoebox for children operation.  It is nothing short of amazing!  The space is 130,000 square feet so you can get an idea of the magnitude of the operation.

You would not believe how many shoeboxes of gifts are going out this year to needy children (9 million!) and you would not believe the enthusiasm and hard work of all the volunteers.  Yes, I saw lots of the volunteers working yesterday, but they are only the tip of the iceberg.  People from all over the world have been sending packed shoe boxes so that they can be part of this fun project.  The volunteers in North Carolina carefully go through the boxes to make sure they are packed with appropriate items for children.  

With the 9 million shoeboxes this year, the now total is 100 million gifts to needy children.  If you want to learn more about this CLICK HERE.

And assuming no breaking news to hold me in Washington after Christmas, I am going overseas and help distribute some of the boxes.  Last year I went to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  This year I am going to Equador.  

Rev Graham with volunteer

  • truck loading up with the shoeboxes

    truck loading up with the shoeboxes

  • volunteers sorting the contributions

    volunteers sorting the contributions

  • volunteer working

    volunteer working

  • Rev Graham with volunteer

    Rev Graham with volunteer

  • putting together part of the 9 million shoeboxes

    putting together part of the 9 million shoeboxes

  • a few of the 9 million shoeboxes of gifts this year

    a few of the 9 million shoeboxes of gifts this year

  • SHOEBOX GIFTS

    SHOEBOX GIFTS

  • volunteers packing some of the 9 million gifts

    volunteers packing some of the 9 million gifts

  • two volunteers - working towards reaching the 100 million mark

    two volunteers - working towards reaching the 100 million mark

  • Rev Graham with volunteer

    Rev Graham with volunteer

  • Reverend Graham walking through work area

    Reverend Graham walking through work area

  • one of the many thousands helping

    one of the many thousands helping

  • SHOEBOX GIFTS

    SHOEBOX GIFTS

  • working towards reaching 100 million mark

    working towards reaching 100 million mark

  • check out the microphone toy!

    check out the microphone toy!

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