The Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child is an organization that is near and dear to Cannon & Cannon’s heart as they seek to aid the world’s poor, sick and suffering. Their mission is to reach children all over the world with shoeboxes filled with toys, toiletries and school supplies with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Operation Christmas Child teams with local ministry partners to deliver shoeboxes to children in their communities.
Every December, CCI looks forward to gathering items at the office to fill shoeboxes. Starting last year, we have had groups of employees go to a Processing Center for Operation Christmas Child in Boone, NC. It is such a great experience to be a part of multiple steps in the journey of the shoebox!
Will Littlejohn shared more about what they do at the Processing Center:
“Shoeboxes come into the warehouse and are opened and inspected for perishable or inappropriate items. Extra gifts are added if needed. The shoeboxes are sorted by age and gender and then packed into larger boxes. Trucks take the boxes from the warehouse to the port in Charleston, SC, where they are loaded onto shipping containers and sent around the world. The boxes that we processed will end up in Mauritania and Uganda.”