2010 Another Great Year, Another Goal Met!
10, 955 shoeboxes !
Collection Week 2010 started off with a flurry of activity as several churches delivered the shoeboxes they had collected to Joshua’s Way. So many shoeboxes came in on the first Monday of Collection Week that it was almost like a sprint for our volunteers. They packed cartons with shoeboxes, labeled cartons, and placed cartons on pallets in the trailer as fast as they could go. We worked with joyful energy because we saw the outpouring of love from individuals and churches in filling so many shoeboxes to send around the world. What a delight to have a part in sharing the love of Christ with a child through these simple gifts!
This year saw many firsts for OCC at Joshua's Way. By the end of our first day of Collection Week we had filled the first trailer with nearly 4,500 shoeboxes prepared for sending to the Samaritan’s Purse processing center in Charlotte. The second first was our goal busting collection week total of 10, 955 shoeboxes! Our volunteers worker through out the week like bees in the hive with the buzz of conversation and the strange sound of tape being stretched across carton tops as we packed the shoeboxes and loaded the cartons into the trailer.
We are thankful for each volunteer and for every individual, church and organization that helped in packing shoebox gifts. May the joy of Christ fill your hearts as we celebrate His birth this year!