Oxford County residents are encouraged to participate in Operation Christmas Child by filling shoe boxes with small gifts for children in impoverished areas.
Shoe boxes full of hope will be leaving Oxford County to help people all around the world as part of Operation Christmas Child.
Media Relations Coordinator Lynda Plummer says filling a shoe box full of small things like toothbrushes and soap can have a big impact.
"A lot of the kids have lived in poverty or in war torn countries for all of their lives or they've been displaced so they've never had any kind of gift given to them."
Plummer says the gifts do not need to be extravagant - oftentimes the things we take for granted here are things these children are in desperate need of.
"We just ask people to take a simple shoe box and fill it with items such as personal hygiene items, face cloths, soap, school supplies, and small toys for kids in impoverished areas throughout the world."
The shoe boxes can be dropped off at Calvary Church, Connect Hearing, or Carlson Wagonlit Travel from November 14 until November 20th.