Operation Christmas Child

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Wed December 25, 2013
Regional Coverage

Operation Christmas Child brings gifts, joy to world's children

Patty Jennings poses with one of many boxes collected at Oswego Alliance Church for Operation Christmas Child.
Gino Geruntino WRVO

While out shopping for gifts for family and friends this holiday season, some charitable shoppers also reached for dolls, notepads and toiletries to pack into a shoebox for a child overseas. The shoeboxes not only give impoverished kids some necessities, but something less tangible -- hope.

Recently, hundreds of festive shoeboxes line the walls of Oswego Alliance Church. Volunteers take a couple minutes to stack each box, straightening out the red and green columns into one uniform wall. None of the boxes have shoes in them.

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