While many Woodinville families are busy with holiday activities, a group of local volunteers is filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas.
National Collection Week will be Nov. 14-21.
Area participants can drop off their shoe box gifts at Bear Creek Community Church (18931 NE 143rd Street, Woodinville).
To register shoe box gifts and find out the destination country, use the Follow Your Box donation form at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
For more information and hours of operation, call (303) 745-9179.