Operation Christmas Child is in full swing again this year.
It’s a hands-on way for Canadians to help struggling children in the developing world by filling shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and other items.
The boxes are collected locally and shipped abroad.
Started 30 years ago, Operation Christmas Child now ships boxes to more than 100 countries around the globe. In 2019, it filled more than 70 sea containers.
In Canada alone, more than 550,000 shoeboxes were filled. Here in C-K, volunteers sent in excess of 2,500.
Collections run until Nov. 22.
Shoeboxes can be picked up and dropped off at Gregory Drive Alliance Church in Chatham, Dresden Community Church in Dresden, and First Baptist Church in Wallaceburg.