About 1,000 volunteers from all over the country crowded into a south Charlotte warehouse Tuesday to help Franklin Graham celebrate the send-off of 11 million shoeboxes filled with gifts to children in more than 100 countries. This year, Operation Christmas Child – a project started in 1993 by Boone-based Samaritan’s Purse – will route 2.4 million of the boxes through the Charlotte processing center. Video by T.Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
About 1,000 volunteers from all over the country crowded into a south Charlotte warehouse Tuesday to help Franklin Graham celebrate the send-off of 11 million shoeboxes filled with gifts to children in more than 100 countries. This year, Operation Christmas Child – a project started in 1993 by Boone-based Samaritan’s Purse – will route 2.4 million of the boxes through the Charlotte processing center. Video by T.Ortega Gaines ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

Franklin Graham leads launch of millions of shoeboxes with gifts for kids around the world

December 08, 2015 06:38 PM

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