Operation Christmas Child campaign coming to an end

Return your decorated gift filled shoe boxes by Nov. 24.

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The East Elk Valley Operation Christmas Child campaign is coming to an end. This Sunday, November 24 is the final day to drop-off your gift filled shoeboxes at one of the local participating businesses and churches. After that, you’ll need to wait another year.

Volunteers using various vehicles are coming to the local pick-up locations on Nov. 25 so hurry up and finish packing your gift shoe box.

The area volunteer chairperson, Tarja Nolan and the volunteer team emphasize it is important to get the shoeboxes to the drop-off centres by Nov. 24. Otherwise you’ll miss having the boxes delivered by transport truck to the main warehouse in Calgary and onto the needy children of the world.

This year’s boxes will be travelling by air, sea and land to many places in the world where children are in need.

In 2013 a milestone was met when Samaritans’ Purse announced that over 100 million shoeboxes have been delivered worldwide to kids of all races since 1993.

You may drop-off your gift filled shoebox as soon as possible, at anyone of the following locations in the Elk Valley.

Fernie: Fernie Extra Foods and Overwaitea Foods

Sparwood: Overwaitea Foods

Elkford: East Kootenay Community Credit Union