Nelson couple working with Operation Christmas Child ministry

Shoeboxes make an amazing journey


March 24, 2022

Virgil and Charlene Schulz went to Denver, Colo., last November to help package shoeboxes for Operation Shoebox. More than 600,000 shoeboxes left that one facility.

In November, Charlene and Virgil Schulz, Superior, took part in the packaging and shipping of more than 600,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes at the Denver, Colo., Samaritan's Purse facility. It was an experience they found rewarding and plan to go back to Denver this year to help in the process again.

During the four days the Schulzes worked at the Denver facility, they were fascinated by the efficiency of the center. Virgil said the facility was housed in a 200 x 600-foot building. Inside were 24 stations for inspection and preparation of shoeboxes for distribution. Two shifts of...

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