Members of the Greenbrier 4-H Club worked three days recently to fulfill a community service project. The youngsters and their leaders took on the mission of making a lasting impact on children in need by packing shoeboxes for boys and girls around the world.
They hope to put smiles on the faces of the children who receive their boxes. Chances are, these children have never received a gift before. They live overseas in extreme poverty and have been affected by war, disease and/or natural disasters.
The shoeboxes were filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys.
In 2016, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach 12 million children. The Greenbrier 4-H Club contributed 21 boxes.