I’m writing to thank metro Atlanta residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas.
Through their efforts, we were able to contribute toward 62,200 shoeboxes collected within the greater Atlanta area — filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items — for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to needy children that they are loved and not forgotten.
Although drop-off locations in Atlanta are closed until November, shoebox gifts can be packed any time. Gifts are received year-round at Samaritan’s Purse (801 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C., 28607) or using the project’s online tool, where donors can virtually build a box. To get involved, visit www.samaritanspurse.org or call (770) 777-9342.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this project. A simple gift, packed with love, can communicate hope and transform the lives of children worldwide.
Southeast Regional Director, Operation Christmas Child