SPARKS, MD – On Friday, November 3rd, Kelly & Associates Insurance Group (KELLY) participated in Samaritan’s Purse’s, Operation Christmas Child to support children in need.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to those who are hurting around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine.
Operation Christmas Child is a project that collects shoeboxes filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way.
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories. In 2016, nearly 11.5 million shoeboxes were collected worldwide, with more than 9.1 million collected in the U.S.
This year, Samaritan’s Purse wanted to increase this number to reach 12 million children in countries like Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda and Ukraine. KELLY was happy to encourage this number, having collected over 185 filled shoeboxes in 2017.
KELLY continues to be a proud supporter of Samaritan’s Purse, especially through Operation Christmas Child and looks forward to continuing to give back to those in need for many years to come.