Local Chick-fil-a’s Team Up with Operation Christmas Child
The Aiken and North Augusta Chick-fil-A’s are teaming up with Operation Christmas Child this year by kicking off the shoe box collection season to help needy children around the world.
Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind—is collecting shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas.
The project hopes to collect at least 20,000 gift-filled shoe boxes this year from the Aiken Area to reach a total of 12 million children. In 2016, nearly 11.5 million shoebox gifts were collected worldwide, with more than 9.1 million collected in the United States.
On Saturday, October 14th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., local residents are invited to pick up special Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes and other information about Operation Christmas Child.
People who drop off their gift-filled shoe boxes at Chick-fil-a locations in Aiken or North Augusta locations between Saturday’s kick-off event and Saturday, November 11th will receive a coupon for a free food item.
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 146 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories.
Instructions and ideas on how to pack your shoe box can be found on the Operation Christmas Child website at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.