As the weather continues to get colder, it’s time to start thinking once again about the annual Operation Christmas Child campaign.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, where you fill a shoe box with goodies that they send off to children who are in desperate situations around the world.
Laura Carter spoke to Arctic Radio News to talk about what should go in the boxes before they’re sent. She said that each box contains a pamphlet from Samaritan’s Purse with suggestions of hygiene items (toothbrushes, combs, cups, etc.), school supplies (rulers, pens, paper, calculators, etc.) and toys (cards, cars, dolls, etc.).
Boxes can be picked up at 102.9 CHTM or the Thompson Public Library, and need to be returned by November 19th.
If you’d like to hear more about the program and it’s history, Carter will be the guest on “Thompson Today” tomorrow afternoon at 12:40pm and 5:10pm.