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Each box needs to be processed though before they can ship them. This means they get sorted into age and gender but also checked to make sure items that aren’t allowed in those countries aren’t in the boxes. It’s a fun job! We take a group of folks up every year and do it as an office project. You can gather your kids, church, work anyone that you want and enjoy a 4 hour (or more) shift. If you want to take your kids they need to be 13+ to help. (My big girls are a few months shy and can’t wait for next year). Watch the video above from when we processed boxes last year.
Sign ups open this week for Operation Christmas Child Processing Centers across the US, while some time slots fill quickly but they always need more volunteers. The centers are open 24 hours a day for almost a month to get the 7+ million boxes processed!
Depending on what center you are near these are the dates registration opens:
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017:
Baltimore/Washington and Boone
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017:
Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Southern California
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017:
Charlotte, Minneapolis, and Denver
If you want to join us when we go, we are aiming for Thursday November 30th from 1-5 in Charlotte. If you can make that time slot let me know to look for you!!
I hope many of you can make it out to help this year!!