The holiday season is often time for family and giving to those that are less fortunate. With that being said the Young Workers Committee of Local 1725 out of Charlotte, NC, asked the Women’s/Human Rights Committee to team up and volunteer at Operation Christmas Child.
Every year Samaritan’s Purse coordinates Operation Christmas Child which sends shoeboxes of gifts to third world countries. This can only be completed thanks in large part to hundreds of volunteers each year. Last year in Charlotte alone, 2.4 million shoeboxes were processed through Samaritan’s Purse largest warehouse. This year the goal is 2.5 million and we were a helping hand with processing 285 shoeboxes in two hours.
Volunteering for Operation Christmas Child is a very rewarding experience especially when you see what these children will be receiving for Christmas gifts. Some shoeboxes included items such as soap, paper, pencils, toothbrushes, everyday items we take for granted. As of November 26,2017, you are still able to drop-off a shoebox at centers around the country. Moving forward the Young Workers Committee VL1725 and the Women’s/Human Rights Committee plan to volunteer year round in numerous community projects for the greater Charlotte, NC area.
You can also read about our work on the IAM’s official site Here..
Craig Vanderhoof, Young Workers Chair