The Telegram
  • Herkimer Co. residents help increase Operation Christmas Child giving record

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  • HERKIMER ó North Country residents have again increased the number of boxes donated to Operation Christmas Child, the international outreach mission of Samaritanís Purse.
    In 2013, residents in the five-county area of Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Oneida and Herkimer counties packed 16,256 shoe box gifts with school supplies, hygiene items, stuffed animals and small toys for delivery to children ages 2 to 14 in areas of disaster, poverty, disease and conflict.
    The 2013 giving represents a nearly five percent increase over the number of boxes given in 2012.
    To learn how to get involved with Operation Christmas Child in 2014, contact volunteer area coordinator Patty Jennings at 232-2690.
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