IN 1993, Samaritan's Purse and Franklin Graham began Operation Christmas Child, collecting just 28,000 shoebox gifts in the United States. Since then, the kids-helping-kids project has collected and hand delivered more than 77 million shoebox gifts worldwide. (photo: Mexico) Franklin Graham is president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, the international relief organization that runs Operation Christmas Child.
Shoebox full of love
Most children are more than happy to tell parents what they want for Christmas -- a new toy, a princess dress, race cars, the latest movie. But what about the children who have nothing and only desire a bath, socks and maybe a piece of candy?
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