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PCA cares for needy children

Published: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 3:03 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 3:05 p.m. CDT
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Students at Princeton Christian Academy pose with the shoeboxes they have filled for needy children throughout the world. Shortly after this photo was taken, the boxes were shipped off to Samaritan’s Purse who will add a Bible to each box and distribute them to needy children.

PRINCETON — Princeton Christian Academy recently wrapped up its annual shoebox drive for Operation Christmas Child.

All grades participated in this humanitarian project, from Sonshine Preschool through grade eight. Together, PCA students filled and wrapped more than 80 shoe boxes containing small gifts to be sent oversees to needy children. Princeton Bible Church and some community members also participated in this project, bringing the total number of boxes sent out to nearly 100.

Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Franklin Graham’s relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. As part of its relief effort, Samaritan’s Purse collects shoeboxes every November and ships them overseas to Christian partners in over 100 countries. The boxes are filled with school supplies, tooth brushes and paste, combs and hair brushes, games, small clothing items, cuddly toys and games. Gospel booklets and a Bible are added to each box, written in the language of the child who receives it.

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