Mr. Sheppard said the need is still great in terms of the number of children who could benefit from receiving an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. He explained that while shoeboxes will likely be delivered to Costa Rica in future years, they won’t visit the specific communities covered on this distribution trip again.
“They (Samaritan’s Purse) look at it as one child, one box, one time,” he said. “They feel they will reach their one millionth shoebox given out next year.
“Still, only about five per cent of the worlds children in need have received one of these shoeboxes so far.”