Kodiakans dropped off 194 shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items at Kodiak Bible Chapel during a one-hour time period last Friday. The Kodiak community filled a record 433 shoeboxes as part of the Operation Christmas Child project to deliver gifts to children around the world.
Larissa Casey, the secretary at Kodiak Bible Chapel, said the Kodiak community has never broken 400 before. Kodiak Bible Chapel has participated in Operation Christmas Child for at least 10 years, she said.
According to Samaritan’s Purse, the organization behind Operation Christmas Child, the project aims to distribute 11 million shoeboxes this year.
Photo courtesy Heather Foxworthy.