In a warehouse near DFW airport, volunteers from various churches, walks of life, and ages come together with a uniting purpose -- to bring gifts to needy children around the world.
20, 000 volunteers around the country have been helping out with that same purpose of packaging and bringing gifts to children in need, in hopes of bringing much needed items and joy to 10 million children in 90 countries.
Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas has been collecting more than 113 million gift filled shoe boxes since 1993. And this month DFW is doing it's part by processing up to 730, 000 of those goodie filled containers.
Who would have thought a 15 by 11 inch box could lead to so much potential joy?
Most people just throw out their shoes boxes without seeing all the potential.
We threw a lot of numbers at you, but the only number that matter is one. One volunteer, One box. Each one makes a difference and adds up.
"My granddaughter is from Russia and was adopted from Russia, and she received a package while in Russia," volunteer Sue Woods said. "And so I know what those little small things and items meant to her. "
When her granddaughter came to the States, she was excited to be able to help create a package for another girl.
Donations and volunteers are still needed. To find out how to help go to their website.