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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Shoebox Fundraising Campaign

I'm a local individual who has started a donation campaign for an organization called Operation Christmas Child. This organization is supported by Samaritan's Purse and allows for shoeboxes filled with gifts to be sent to children in third world countries who have nothing and many have never received a gift their entire lives. I wanted to share this with you in hopes that you would have interest in writing an article supporting this cause.

Since 1993, Samaritan's Purse has collected and delivered more than 113 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in over 150 countries through Operation Christmas Child and hopes to reach another 10 million this coming Christmas.

I am aiming to pack 50 boxes this year and need help raising the funds to do so. Each box costs approximately $30.00, which includes shipping to get them around the world to these needy children. Most people aren't thinking about Christmas quite yet, but in order to get these supplies collected, ordered, wrapped and packed, now is the time necessary to start. People can now get into the "Christmas in July" mindset and I'm hoping to spread the word about this great organization.

For more information, photos, videos and donations, visit

Thank you in advance for your time.


Kelly Martin



Anonymous said...

We do this in our churches every year and send out a couple hundred boxes. the cost to send is $10.00, and to fill it you buy things on sale the year before and it cost almost nothing for a good fill of things. Yes it is a great gift for these countrys

Anonymous said...

We also do this through our church, it is a great organization to get involved in or help out with.