Operation Christmas Child collected 4,100 shoebox gifts this year

 Shoebox Distribution in Nepal Shoebox Distribution in Nepal. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief project, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. This year's Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week ended Nov. 20, during which time the Berlin community and surrounding area contributed to the collection of more than 4,100 shoebox gifts for children in need.