Operation Christmas Child underway

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Volunteers in Eau Claire are making sure children around the world have a happier holiday season.

Operation Christmas Child is a nationwide project that hoping to pack nearly 10 million shoe boxes for children in more than 100 countries worldwide.

In Eau Claire, project organizers working at Peace Lutheran Church in say they hope to pack 1,200 boxes.

The boxes are filled with toys, school supplies and necessity items for less fortunate children.

Kamber Tanner, a volunteer at the Church says, "I think it's really important, not only as a church, but just as a community in general to show that we have that kind of giving ability and that we are so fortunate, so it's nice to be able to share that with someone else."

Monday was just one day of collection.

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