Dear Editor: KC comes through for Operation Christmas Child

Posted February 5, 2014 at 1:00 am

Northeast News
February 5, 2014

Dear Northeast News,

I’m writing to thank Kansas City residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect 58,601 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 Kansas City are closed until November 2014, shoebox gifts can be packed any time. Gifts are received year-round at Samaritan’s Purse (801 Bamboo Road, Boone, N.C., 28607) or by using the project’s online tool, where donors can virtually build a box. To get involved, visit or call (913) 831-4466.

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.


Joe Christian

Regional Director, Lower Midwest Region

Operation Christmas Child