Close to 5,000 shoeboxes have been collected by the Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church and there is still time to get yours packed with gifts for needy kids around the world.
Today at 4 p.m. is the final day for collection at the KGF Church at the corner of Gordon and Casorso.
“It’s been an incredibly exciting week, and today is the final day people can bring their shoeboxes back to KGF Church, corner of Gordon & Casorso,” said Penninga. “We have seen nearly 5,000 shoeboxes collected from the Central Okanagan, which is incredible.”
A semi-truck will be arriving Wednesday to take these shoeboxes to the processing facility in Calgary, where they will be checked and then sent on to over 10 countries in Central America, Western Africa, and Ukraine.
All told, Operation Christmas Child will collect & distribute more than 12 million shoeboxes (from 10 countries to 100 countriers this year.
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