Christmas Child volunteers thanked

Dear editor,

I’m writing to thank Rockdale residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this past Christmas.

Through their efforts, we were able to collect 560 shoeboxes—filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items—for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to needy children that they are loved and not forgotten.

Although drop-off locations in Rockdale are closed until November 2014, shoebox gifts can be packed any time.

Gifts are received yearround at Samaritan’s Purse (801 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C., 28607) or using the project’s online tool, where donors can virtually build a box.

To get involved, visit or call (817) 595-2230.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in this project.

A simple gift, packed with love, can communicate hope and transform the lives of children worldwide.


Mark Cooper

Regional Director, Texas and Louisiana

Operation Christmas Child

Hurst, TX

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