RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A local organization is working to help make the holidays a little brighter for less fortunate families around the world.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse. Since 1993, the organization has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoe boxes to children in more than 150 countries.
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All this week volunteers have been packing boxes for children. Monday is the final day of National Collection Week.
The Raleigh-area volunteer team is trying to reach this year's goal of more than 42,000 shoe boxes.
Operation Christmas Child spreads joy across the globe