People in Terrace conributed 1,021 shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and more as part of Operation Christmas Child’s 2020 campaign.
Distribution of the shoeboxes to children in Central America and western Africa has already started. In total, Canadians packed just under 375,000 boxes in 2020.
Operation Christmas Child is a Samaritan’s Purse Canada Program that was established in 1993. Since then, it has delivered more than 186 million shoeboxes to children in more than 130 countries.
CORRECTION: The original version of this story said that there were 308 shoeboxes packed in the Terrace area. That is incorrect. The actual number of Terrace area shoeboxes is 1,021.