Samaritan’s Purse Collaborative Effort is a Year-Round Project Sweetwater plays role in making Program Annual Success

Joseph Grant

Operation Christmas Child was a big success, due in part to the generosity of people in Sweetwater. “I‘d like to thank Sweetwater residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.” Dana Williams, Assistant Manager, Media Relations, said.
“Operation Christmas Child Because of the generosity of donors in Sweetwater and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.9 million shoebox gifts in 2019. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2019, the ministry is now sending 10,569,405 shoebox gifts to children worldwide.
Through shoeboxes—packed with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—Sweetwater volunteers brought joy to children in need around the world.
Each gift-filled shoebox is a tangible expression of God’s love, and it is often the first gift these children have ever received. Thanks to the generosity of donors, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 178 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories since 1993.
It’s not too late for people to make a difference. Though drop-off locations serving Sweetwater are closed until November 16 – 23, 2020, information about year-round volunteer opportunities can also be found at or by calling 817-595-2230.
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