Shoeboxes packed locally

Hundreds of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes have been assembled in Mission

The Jesters Theatre Club volunteered their time to take part in Operation Christmas Child.

Mission residents from different groups are supporting the Operation Christmas Child project.

In Mission Public Schools, Albert McMahon has filled 55 shoeboxes for the international fundraiser, with Silverdale and Mission secondary packaging 37 each.

A relatively new theatre club for youth, Jesters, raised $2,380 from a Drive One event, and another $3,000 from a recent performance. The Jesters students also got together two weeks ago to pack shoeboxes, filling 100 that day.

According to Mission’s shoebox collection coordinator, Susan Larocque, 2,742 boxes were assembled and will be sent to children in 100 countries across the world. This number is up from the 2010 total of 2,007. The shoeboxes are filled with school supplies, small toys and hygiene items.

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