OCC program delivered 1,821 shoeboxes

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Through a shoebox a child’s life can be changed, Frances McDonald explained as the reason why the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) – Samaritan’s Purse program is so important to LaSalle Parish and the world.

Frances and her husband, Tony, have served as coordinators of the OCC program for over 15 years at First Baptist Church in Jena, which serves as a Relay Center to collect shoeboxes in the area. This year 17 churches, one school and ten individuals contributed shoeboxes totaling 1,821 to ship to the distribution center in Pineville and then out to children across the world.

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