Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization. It is also the largest Christmas project of its kind that uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting boys and girls know that they are loved and not forgotten. Operation Christmas Child began in the U.S. in 1993 with 28,000 shoe box gifts; since then, it has collected and hand-delivered more than 100 million shoe box gifts to underprivileged children who suffer from poverty, war, famine, disease and natural disaster in more than 130 countries. Operation Christmas Child will use any creative method possible to deliver shoe box gifts aside from the traditional methods. Gifts have been transported by canoes, elephants, dog sleds, donkeys, horses and camels. Children in the snowbound Himalayas to the war town streets of Baghdad, will realize the power of a simple gift that brings joy and hope.
For more information, please visit www.Samaritanspurse.org/OCC
For Greater Los Angeles contact information, please visit www.Facebook.com/OCC.GreaterLosAngeles or email to OCCGreaterLA@gmail.com.
About LA’s Largest Mixer®: Over 30 Los Angeles chambers of commerce and business organizations will be at this year’s LA’s Largest Mixer® XV, the most heralded business mixer/expo of the year, being held Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 W. 32nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90007.
LA’s Largest Mixer® XV– part social mixer, part business expo – is the 15th installment in the “Largest Mixer®” family of events that has already produced successful mixers for the past 15 years in Orange County, Inland Empire and Las Vegas. For a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit www.lamixer.com or call 323.230.5656 for further information.