Addison Whitney Volunteers with Operation Christmas Child 2015
This past week, members of the Addison Whitney Charlotte office, as a part of the “AW Helping Hands” philanthropy efforts, volunteered their time with Operation Christmas Child, helping sort, inspect, pack and ship thousands of shoe boxes filled with toys and gifts for children in need around the world.
Their efforts helped Operation Christmas Child move closer to their goal of sending out 2.4 million shoe boxes from just the Charlotte center alone, and made a dent in the 11.2 million shoe boxes that will be shipped from around the world, with processing centers across the United States and Canada, in addition to locations in Europe and Australia. The boxes packed by the AW teams were then sent to children in Ghana, the Bahamas and Haiti.
Prior to volunteering at the processing center, AW team members collected donations and put together full boxes of their own to contribute to the efforts of Operation Christmas Child. These boxes were delivered and have been shipped to their destinations in some of the 150 nations served by the organization.
Thanks to all of the AWers who volunteered their time and efforts for this great cause!
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