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Thank you Abilene for giving 5,000 gifts to children last year

Thank you Abilene for giving 5,000 gifts to children last year

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

MarkCooper, Regional Director- Texas and Louisiana OperationChristmas Child I wanted to write to thank fellow Abileneresidents who generously gave of their time and means to help impact thousandsof hurting kids this Christmas. Together we were able to pack over 5,000 shoeboxes—filled with toys, school supplies and basic necessities—for Operation Christmas Child. Our packed shoe box gifts,joined by millions of others, are now on their way to needy children in 100countries. During the 2012 collection season, Operation Christmas Child reacheda milestone—more than 100 million children have been impacted by the power of asimple gift since 1993. {{more}} I would like to thank the volunteers at ourlocal collection sites and all those who packed an Operation Christmas Childshoe box gift. For many of the children who receive these gifts, this shoe boxwill be the first gift they have ever received. Although our local drop-off locations here inAbilene are closed, gifts are also received year-round at Samaritan’s Purse bymailing them to 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C.,28607. There are also year-round volunteeropportunities available to serve with Operation Christmas Child. Find out howyou can use your gifts and talents to make a difference in children’s livesaround the world by visiting http://www.samaritanspurse.org/or by calling 817-595-2230. Thank you again to everyone who participated inthis project. A simple gift, packed with love, can communicate hope andtransform the lives of children worldwide.