It's National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

Multiple area participants are opening to collect shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and personal care items.

This city-wide effort to send God’s love to millions of boys and girls around the world through the Samaritan’s Purse project ends Monday. Throughout the project’s National Collection Week, area shoebox donors will contribute to this year's global goal of reaching 11 million children.

We spoke to our Area Coordinator, Karen Todd on FOX54 Mornings. She says she is very passionate about Operation Christmas Child and looks forward to this week every year.

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