Christmas Child Exceeds Goals


February 20, 2017

Operation Christmas Child exceeded its 2016 collection goals: 9,121,799 boxes were collected in the United States, exceeding the goal of nine million. The Blue Ridge area (Transylvania, Madison, Henderson and Buncombe counties) collected 24,627 shoeboxes, exceeding their goal by almost 5,000 boxes, and 2,094 boxes were given by people in Transylvania County.

This ministry would be impossible without the generosity of churches, civic groups and individuals.

Over the next months 12 million shoeboxes will be given to children around the world. Transylvania County’s own Denise Gravely,...

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