Operation Christmas Child

Berwick Junior High Operation Christmas Child

Berwick Junior High’s Student Council, 4-H and Anime clubs collected items for Operation Christmas Child. Students were able to pack 73 boxes that will be sent to children in need around the world. In the front row are Randi Joubert, Katie Taylor, Jordan Gallegos, Ryan Domingue, Alyssa Gray and Kennedy Hill. In the back row are Cody Williams, Emily Roy, Shalyn Leonard, Rustin Scarbrough, Kamryn Dehart, Scott Price, Natalie Bourgeois, Katie Conrad, Patricia Lloyd, Madeline Bourgeois, Isabella Lodrigue, Miranda Rodriquez and Dylan Lambert. (Submitted Photo)

Gifts may reach children in 100 countries

Left photo from left, Brian Pitre of First Baptist Church in Houma and Casey Richard of First Baptist Church in Morgan City work to pack a large truck Monday afternoon with hundreds of boxes packed to the brim with shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Some boxes will be distributed to needy children throughout the United States, and others will go overseas to different countries just in time for the holiday season. (Daily Review/ Courtney Darce)

Mission: Fill, ship shoeboxes laden with gifts to disadvantaged children

Robin Richard, collections center coordinator for First Baptist Church of Morgan City, stands Tuesday in the church’s fellowship hall where hundreds of items have been collected for this year’s Operation Christmas Child project. Churches and ministries partner with Samaritan’s Purse International Relief to bring shoe boxes full of gifts to children around the world during the holiday season. Richard said First Baptist Church of Morgan City will have a packing party at 6 p.m. Nov 14. Anyone who would like to donate supplies can do so between Nov. 18 to 25. Those wanting to participate can pack a regular shoe box and include $7 for postage then drop off to the church. Types of items accepted include personal hygiene items, toys and school supplies. For more information, call 985-384-5920. (Photo by Courtney Darce)

The community is invited to join the efforts of First Baptist Church members here who have been collecting gift items to stuff into shoeboxes and send to disadvantaged children in over 100 countrie

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