Operation Christmas Child underway

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It’s that time of year when Santa’s elves are working hard to get the presents ready for the holidays.  The students and staff at the Leadership Christian Academy and Erie Christian Fellowship Church are helping too, filling 250 show boxes as part of Operation Christmas Child.  Besides treats and toys, the group believes something else comes in those boxes… love.

“The children are helping other children from around the world by packing simple shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. They are putting in school supplies and hygiene items and a couple little toy items and clothing items and these are going to be sent to 100 different countries around the world to tell them about the love of Jesus,” says Kathy Schriefer of Operation Christmas Child.

OCC hopes to put together more than 54,000 boxes from programs in Erie, Crawford and Warren counties. 

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