City Calvary Chapel packs shoeboxes for children worldwide

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Shoebox full of treats for a child in need
Last week City Calvary Chapel was again the Drop-Off location for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.

Churches, schools, groups and individuals dropped off 1145 shoe boxes packed with toys, t-shirts, dolls, school supplies, hygiene items, books, etc. and maybe a message and photo of the sender.

These boxes are shipped all over the world and distributed to children who may never have received a gift from anyone in their lives.

Our Northwest boxes are going to Peru, the Philippines or Indonesia.

Volunteers at City Calvary and a little girl
who came in with her mother

Last year the Samaritan's Purse organization, which has existed for 20 years, collected 11.5 million boxes nationwide which were sent to 104 countries.

The website Operation Christmas Child has videos of the faces of the children when they open boxes which have been carried by trucks, canoes, even camels to villages across the globe.

Top donations came from Seattle Formosan Christian Church, Shoreline Christian School, Shoreline Community Church, Network Christian Ministries, and Lake City Presbyterian Church.

The organization, Samaritan's Purse, is involved in rescue operations throughout the year and throughout the world. 

They have the means to construct an operational hospital in a day and bring in the personnel to deliver the services needed in all kinds of trauma and tragedies, from earthquakes, floods to refugee crises.


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