Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25, has come to a close this year as gift-filled shoeboxes flooded local drop off locations in the Southwest and Central Michigan areas. In 2012 and 2013, Soles4Souls, a non-profit institution that is dedicated to fighting poverty by collecting
and distributing shoes and clothes to people in need, donated over 10,000 pairs of flip flops to packing parties in Central Michigan and 6,000 pairs to south-western Michigan in 2012 and 10,000 more this year. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 1-937-374-0761 or visit samaritanspurse.org. National Collection Week for gift-fi lled shoeboxes
is Nov. 18-25.