Key Club collects Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes


Key Club members

Carrie Fox, Staff Writer

This year, Key Club and faculty members have worked hard to collect and package as many boxes as possible for Operation Christmas Child. They had their packing party the second week of November and the boxes needed to be turned in the week of the 15th. They collected 105 boxes in total.

Operation Christmas Child is an outreach project of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. The organization partners with local churches and community groups to collect shoeboxes to go to children in need around the world.

The shoe boxes are packed with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. These shoebox gifts may be the first gift a child receives. Boxes can be packed for a boy or a girl and by age categories: 2-4, 5-4, 5-9, or 10-14.

They began collecting their resources October 18th and did not keep a track of how many boxes for specific age groups nor gender.

The boxes will go to a collection center which will then distribute them around the globe to less fortunate areas.

Key Club does this annually and hopes to beat this number the following year.