Volunteers collect 16,250 gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need

Posted at 6:06 PM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 20:06:17-05

The generosity of folks in the Treasure Valley is helping kids from around the world this holiday season, as part of Operation Christmas Child.

Each year, the project provides shoeboxes filled with gifts to children suffering from war, poverty, disease, and natural disasters. 

This year, coordinators collected 16,250 boxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items.