Thousands of residents from around the Foothills packed thousands of shoeboxes as part of Operation Christmas Child over the holiday season.

And now the fruits of that labour are about to pay off as Samaritan's Purse will start to deliver those shoe boxes to their destinations.

Canadians contributed half a million shoe boxes to the cause, with over 10 million worldwide

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed more than 167 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in over 130 countries affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine.

 

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