Thank you to the many individuals, churches and groups in Juneau who packed gift-filled shoe boxes to bring joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world. Thank you also to Alaska Marine Lines, who donated shipping costs so that 10 Southeast communities could get their shoe boxes to the Collection Center in Juneau. Hearthside Books, Udder Culture, and the Waffle Co. helped with advertising.
Thank you to the dozens of volunteers at the Southeast Alaska Collection Center at Chapel by the Lake who, in 90 minutes, packed more than 2,300 shoe boxes into cartons for shipping. Alaska's Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes will go to Peru, Guyana, Panama, the Philippines and China. Since Operation Christmas Child began in 1993, more than 65 million shoe box gifts have been hand delivered to children in more than 130 countries.
Thank you Juneau for supporting Operation Christmas Child!
Southeast Alaska Operation Christmas Child Area Coordinator