Border City generosity in 2022 delivered 1,944 shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child recipients.
Organizers with Samaritan’s Purse Canada noted overall that Alberta residents packed 88,717 shoeboxes in 2022. This was an uptick of 11 per cent over 2021 which totalled 80,121.
Children in Ukraine, the Philippines, Central America, and West Africa are receiving shoeboxes packed by caring Canadians, say organizers. They add that overall 415,072 shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and other necessities were packed by Canadians.
Online donations are always welcome year round by the not-for-profit.