Thank you, Pagosa Springs. Together we filled 2,656 boxes of joy and hope for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project. We surpassed our 2023 goal of 2,600, and your generosity is going to put smiles on little faces around the world this Christmas.
A big thank you goes to 10 business owners that made displays that provided their customers opportunity to pick up red and green boxes.. These brought in lots of gifts to the drop-off center at Grace in Pagosa.
This year four youth clubs also filled boxes for kids. They were the Shady Pines and Wolf Creek Wonders 4-H clubs, Colorado Kids and the Pagosa Springs High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Many churches under the leadership of enthusiastic project leaders gave generously this season to help us reach our goal. They were Amazing Grace Church, Calvary Way Fellowship, Centerpoint Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Community United Methodist Church, Grace in Pagosa, Jicarilla Apache Reformed Church, Open Door Church, Our Savior Lutheran, Pagosa Bible Church and Restoration Fellowship.
We also had 38 wonderful volunteers from the churches come to our drop-off center. Under the leadership of Linda George, they worked as a team to unload, pack, count, fill large cartons for shipping, make cookies and load the 26-foot truck donated by a local business to transport our boxes.
Together, your gifts of love, financial donations and time will bring joy to the world this Christmas.