We are happy to contribute to Operation Christmas Child, an office holiday tradition we’ve had for several years now. Operation Christmas Child is one of the many projects performed by Samaritan’s Purse, a nondenominational Christian organization that, like the Good Samaritan in the famous biblical story, provides aid to those in need throughout the world.
Operation Christmas Child aims to give gifts to children in need during the holiday season. The premise is simple: fill a shoebox with gifts for the children. The shoeboxes are then collected, sorted by volunteers, and shipped to different parts of the world to be distributed. This year, we at Gravic were able to pack 35 shoeboxes, our highest total to date. The shoeboxes were filled with several different items, such as soap, toothbrushes, toys, puzzle books, art supplies, candy, and many more items that children would want and need. We hope that our donations have made children’s holidays a little more cheerful.