Frankfort kids, families and volunteers are hosting a celebration event to kick off the 2011 Operation Christmas Child season in which they aim to collect over 1,300 shoe box gifts. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at Thornhill Baptist Church in Frankfort. Volunteers will distribute empty shoe boxes, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear stories from local volunteers as they share their experiences with Operation Christmas Child and provide information about how to participate this year. Frankfort residents will learn how to impact hurting children a world away with simple shoe box gifts this holiday season.
Frankfort will be the first stop for thousands of shoe boxes that local families, churches and groups will fill with toys, school supplies and necessity items. The shoe box gifts are hand-delivered to hurting children around the world using whatever means necessary"sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, helicopters, boats, elephants and even dog sleds.