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Operation Christmas Child donates internationally

By Allison Flores

The Cuero Record

Christmas and the spirit of giving took place year-round for Cuero’s Operation Christmas Child (OCC) organizer Mary Bird and the First Baptist Church, as part of the Samaritan’s Purse organization. OCC is an international relief  program that sends shoe boxes filled with supplies and small gifts to children in need across the world. Some of the items included in the shoe box are toothbrushes, combs, soap, scissors, books, paper, pencils, and other small items or gifts that will benefit a child in need. Bird explained that in the past, members of the organization would hand make small dresses, and even knit hats that would fit in the boxes. “For some of these children, this is the only gift they receive,” said Bird. 

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