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Operation Christmas Child spreads holiday joy one shoebox at a time

Operation Christmas Child spreads holiday joy one shoebox at a time

RICHLAND, Wash. -- If you want to spread some kindness this holiday season, it can be as simple as a shoebox.

People picked, packed, and wrapped up hundreds of shoeboxes--filling them with small treasures for children in need around the world.

This is part of Operation Christmas Child, and it's a small way to send both essentials like school supplies, and goodies like toys, to children this holiday season.

"It's just so good to give,” said Dana Mortimer, Operation Christmas Child project leader. “Because even in our hard times, I know that I’ve always been blessed and have things that I want to give back. I think this is something that's wonderful for all of us--that we can find practical, tangible ways to help children in need."

This packing party is sending off hundreds of shoeboxes, but Mortimer said anyone can make a shoe box--individually or in a group.

You just have to fill a box and send it to an Operation Christmas Child drop off location. You can even track where your box ends up.

If you're interested in sending a shoebox of your own, find more information here.

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