Residents can still pitch in for Operation Christmas Child via the online option, according to organizers with Samaritan’s Purse Canada.
Lloydminster residents Ruby and Laurin Trudel spent five days in Calgary helping out with the operation to get the boxes ready to be shipped to places in Central America, West Africa, the Philippines and Ukraine.
“This is such a joyful place,” said Ruby Trudel.
The packed boxes of needed supplies and Christmas cheer will go to kids who, in many cases, have never received a gift in their lives.
“We’ve traveled in the developing world and we’ve seen children who have nothing,” she continued, explaining the couple’s continuing participation in Operation Christmas Child over the last seven-years.
Lloydminster residents can assist Operation Christmas Child online at www.PackaBox.ca.