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Vail Valley packing Christmas gifts for needy kids

Daily Staff Report
Vail Valley, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Clolorado ” Despite the economic downtown, Vail Valley residents hope to collect 700 gift-filled shoe-boxes to send to needy children around the world during Christmas.

As a part of Operation Christmas Child, the boxes will be sorted and sent using whatever means necessary ” sea containers, trucks, buses, trains, airplanes, helicopters, boats, camels, even dog sleds ” to reach suffering children around the world.

Families and individuals are encouraged to pack shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, necessity items, candy and a letter of encouragement. Step-by-step shoe box packing instructions are available at

“A simple shoe box filled with love erases all boundaries and language barriers,” said Scott Hixon, Operation Christmas Child relay center coordinator for Calvary Christian Fellowship in Eagle. “Pack a box for a child and bring it to our church anytime the week of Nov. 17, and learn for yourself how easy it is to help others.”

Gifts will be collected at Calvary Christian Fellowship, at 212 Chambers Ave., Suite 2 in Eagle. The church can be reached at (800)401-6089.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call (970) 390-8630 or visit

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