Evangel University baseball has partnered with Samaritan's Purse and Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield to help with Operation Christmas Child.
Members of the Evangel baseball team spent three days working and packing more than 3,200 boxes to send to children in countries like Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, and Ukraine. The location in Springfield hopes to pack 17,000 boxes during national collection week, Nov. 18-25.
Last year, more than 10.6 million shoebox gifts were collected worldwide with 8.8 million collected in the United States.
For more information on the process and to find the nearest drop-off location visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.