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4-Hers team up for Christmas cause
1231 4-H Samaritans Purse
Shown with their gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child are, left to right, front row: Mallory Morgan, Marci Delcampo and Grace Kieffer; back row: Alex Parrish, Lexi Bolinger, Macy Morgan and Logan McDonald. - photo by Photo provided

Effingham 4-H’ers partnered with the humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse to participate this year in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

The 4-H’ers packed shoeboxes with fun gifts for needy children, as an expression of God’s love. Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse reports delivering some 69 million gift-filled shoeboxes to boys and girls in more than 130 countries.

Effingham Junior and Senior 4-H’ers adopted the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry as their community service project for the 2014 holiday season.