Alden Mennonite Church has been committed to collecting items for Operation Christmas Child year round.  One church, 6 years, 1,724 shoeboxes packed. Over 1,724 lives changed because of your generosity. This year we packed 378 at the packing party and 11 boxes were packed individually making our grand total 389 shoeboxes. This is fewer boxes than last year, but they were much better quality. Thanks to those who donated empty bottles and cans we raised $185 that went towards purchasing items for the shoeboxes. Thank you so much for another great year.  For more information about Operation Christmas Child, please check out their website at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.