Shoeboxes from the Elk Valley bring cheer to 4,000 kids
More than 4,000 shoeboxes filled with gifts were sent to needy kids around the world last Christmas.
The 2012 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Campaign figures were just announced recently and showed how generous the Elk Valley community is.
In the East Kootenay volunteers collected and sent away, 4,064 gift filled boxes. The B.C. total was 98,876 and Canada's total was 662,312.
The Worldwide total for 2012 was 9,000,000+.
“It takes a while, after the campaign finishes, to get the final tally,” said Gary Cavers, area media relations.
“Thanks especially to you, millions of needy Children around the world, got a big smile on their face.”