Samaritan’s Purse has kicked off their annual Operation Christmas Child initiative.
Pat Tonn, one of the local organizers for Operation Christmas Child explains what the program is.
"Operation Christmas Child is It's a big thing that people in "have" countries like Canada can send gifts to Children in countries where they don't "have". Countries that have been torn apart by war or a natural disaster or just poverty."
Tonn says that the shoeboxes can be filled with hygiene items, school supplies, and toys like stuffed animals and balls.
However, she says that due to customs, shoeboxes should not have liquids or toothpaste, candy, or war-related toys.
In addition to the shoebox, people are also asked to give a ten-dollar donation to cover the shipping fee.
The collection deadline is fast approaching, and boxes can be picked up and dropped off at The Pas Regional Library up until Friday and at The Pas Alliance Church until Sunday.