Operation Christmas Child success
       Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors in Colorado Springs, many children around the world have something to smile about. Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project, collected approximately 22,000 gift-filled shoe boxes from local residents during last year's collection season. These gifts from right here in our community are now on their way to help hurting children around the world.
       To everyone in the Colorado Springs area who packed a shoe box gift, please be encouraged by the fact that these simple gifts will serve as powerful messages of joy and hope to needy children around the world. Thank you for joining our community in this amazing outreach, and for giving to others at Christmas.
       Thanks again to everyone who participated in the project. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Andrea Uhl
Regional Manager
Operation Christmas Child