LWC, Campbellsville Freshmen Bring Christmas Cheer Children in Developing Countries
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 [2:12 PM]
Members of LWC, Campbellsville (Ky.) University and
Columbia Baptist Church gather
in the LWC Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center to
celebrate the successful
completion of the effort that raised money and supplies to fill
containers for Operation Christmas Child.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Students at Lindsey Wilson
College and Campbellsville (Ky.) University came together
this semester to bring Christmas to more than 2,000 children in the
Dominican Republic and nine Sub-Saharan African nations.
The freshmen collected 2,031 shoebox-size containers for Operation Christmas Child, an international aid
agency that sends toys, school supplies and personal hygiene items
to disadvantaged children in developing countries.
This year's theme of the two schools' campaign is "Operation
Together for God's Glory -- Lindsey Wilson College and
Campbellsville University." Members of Columbia
Baptist Church coordinated the campaign.
The two schools' students aimed to raise enough money and
collect enough supplied to fill 2,011 containers. In addition to
the items for the 2,031 containers, they also raised $14,975.50 to
cover the postage. It costs about $7 to send each container.
From Southcentral Kentucky, the containers will be sent to the
Kentucky Operation Christmas Child location in Danville before
being sent to Boone, N.C. From there, the boxers will be sent to
the Dominican Republic and the Sub-Saharan African nations Angola,
Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic,
Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and South
Operation Christmas Child is coordinated by Samaritan's Purse, a
nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that provides
spiritual and physical aid to people around the world. Since 1970,
Samaritan's Purse has helped worked with victims of war, poverty,
natural disasters, disease and famine.