Operation Christmas Child seeking donations

Operation Christmas Child seeking donations

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- While many people are just gearing up for Thanksgiving, there's one group that's asking people to think ahead to another holiday.

Operation Christmas Child is back.

Every year, organizers all over the country are asking people to donate to those less fortunate by filling a shoe box full of small gifts.

OCC officials then send those presents to kids who are living in poverty all over the world.

The presents aren't much: a few pencils, some toys, maybe a few tasty treats. But organizers say that, to the kids getting the gifts, the shoe boxes mean the world. Jim Roe, the collection center coordinator, says it makes a real impact on the kids. "We have everything here," he said. "These kids are in areas where they just don't have anything. So just, to know the joy that it brings to these kids, it just brings tears to your eyes."

Organizers will be accepting donations at the Roseburg Christian Fellowship youth campus running through next Monday.

If you would like to help, you can get a box at the youth campus.