Oswego hosts its second annual Operation Christmas Child

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OSWEGO, New York — Christmas is right around the corner. Volunteers from several different organizations on SUNY Oswego’s campus all came together to help box up presents to send to less fortunate kids around the globe.

Christmas is a time where many people give, and that is the goal of the Samaritan’s Purse during the holiday season. The Samaritan’s Purse brings over 100,000 volunteers a year. Oswego held its second annual Operation Christmas Child, as Rebecca Corning help to organize the event. Student coordinator Kalie Hudson is the one who came up with the idea.

“This was something I always did as a kid, so I wanted to be able to bring it to campus,” said Hudson.

Several organizations, including the Men’s Golf team, helped box up many boxes of presents to go overseas. Dan North was one of the golf team members to have helped bring Christmas to the less fortunate.

Presents ready to be sent out overseas Photo by: Sameer Kumar
Presents ready to be sent out overseas
Photo by: Sameer Kumar

“I did two boxes, one boy one girl 5-9 years old. Pretty cool, get to help out, and knowing that these boxes are gonna go overseas for Christmas,” said North.

Presents will be going to various places around the globe, such as Africa, Haiti, and Columbia.

Over 11 million children around the globe will be receiving presents this Christmas season. The Samaritans Purse will be taking donations up until December. Visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ for more information on Operation Christmas Child.