Nov 19, 2011 7:00 AM by Dr. Anya Winslow
Operation Christmas Child has help millions of kids worldwide feel a little bit of Christmas joy over the holidays. Last year alone, over 8 million children received boxes.
Since 1993, 77 million lives worldwide have been touched by a shoe box. Inside this simple little gift kids will find toys, treats, hygiene products, and much more.
This year, most of the gifts will go to children in Mexico and Haiti.
Various sites across Colorado Springs and Pueblo will be collecting boxes until Monday, November 21st. Organizers from Vista Grande Baptist Church hope to reach at least 30,000 shoe boxes.
To learn how you can help bring a smile to at least one child, click here to learn how you can help and for drop-off locations near you or or you can call 1-800-353-5949.
The main collection center is:
Vista Grande Baptist Church
5680 Stetson Hills Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
(NW corner of Stetson Hills and Powers)
Collection Center Coordinator: Betty Matkin, (cell) 963-3793
November 14-21, 2011
Hours: M-Th 10-6, Fri 10-8, Sat 10-1, Sun 1-5:30, Mon 10-6