Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on way for individuals and groups in Canada to bring joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. To take part get a standard size shoebox. Pack items for a girl or a boy (small toys, hygiene items, school supplies). Include a personal note and photo. A donation of $10 will help cover shipping costs. Gift-filled shoeboxes can be dropped off at Pinegrove Fellowship Church, 295 Taylor Road, Bracebridge.