Monday I decided to give back to the community that has blessed me so much this year. The crown jewel of our local Christmas charity is Operation Christmas Child. People from all walks of life pool their resources and purchase small gifts for children in need. For under twenty dollars, A child somewhere will have a Christmas Present to unwrap!
After months of collecting, the time came to load all those boxes into an 18 wheeler. Approximately 12-16 shoes boxes fit into each container. As a result those containers push 60-75 lbs each. Time to pay the piper! This is what needed to be loaded in order for the children to have Christmas.
Yep, that's 53 feet of good ole American trailor! Thanks to the good folks at Kingsville Baptist Church the boxes were all on board by the end of the day.
How many Operation Christmas Child Boxes will a 53 foot rig carry? Believe it or not over 750!! After a brief stop in North Carolina the boxes will be sent all over the world. This morning my back hurts and If I don't see another shoe box this year that will be swell. But thinking about all those happy kids Christmas morning somehow makes the pain subside. I encourage all Realtors to plug into at least one charity this holiday season. Let's make a difference this holiday season!