Come hear Irina Creek talk about how she received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift as a child living in the former Soviet Union. Receive information, updates and supplies to prepare you, your church, or your organization to start packing shoebox gifts. There will be door prizes and refreshments. This event celebrates the beginning of OCC’s collection season. Shoebox gifts—filled with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and notes of encouragement—will be packed throughout the fall and collected at several area locations Nov. 12 ¬– 19. They will then begin their journey to children overseas who are suffering from poverty, natural disaster, war, terror, disease and famine.