Community Christian School students collected materials for 178 shoeboxes which will bless children around the world through Operation Christmas Child.

Most of the needy children live in poverty-stricken and war-torn areas where even the necessities of life are denied them.

The shoeboxes will treat them to a variety of small toys, hard candy, articles of clothing, and toiletries.

Operation Christmas Child, an outreach of Samaritan’s Purse, has reached over 8 million children with the joy of Christmas.