Every year thousands of shoeboxes are sent to needy children all around the world. This program is ‘Operation Christmas Child‘ sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. Each box is filled with school supplies, personal hygiene products, small toys, hats etc.The drop off depot for this area is at The Salvation Army, 380 Elm St., St.Thomas. The office is open Mon-Fri.,9:00 a.m. – 2:00, 519-631-6202. Empty shoe boxes can be picked up between these hours. The filled boxes will be collected between Nov. 21-27th. My husband and I are hoping to go and hand out these boxes next Spring.
I am the Logistics Co-ordinator for the St. Thomas and Aylmer area. This is my second year in this position and we hope to surpass the 1200 boxes we collected last year.
Submitted by Sandy Kellestine