With the school year just around the corner, Amarillo residents are encouraged to join Operation Christmas Child in filling shoe boxes with school supplies and essential items for children in need around the world.

The project is operated by Samaritan’s Purse, which will distribute the shoeboxes to more than 100 countries.

National Collection Week is November 13 – 20.

An online donation of $10 per shoebox is welcome and donors can follow their boxes with a tracking number to discover its destination.

To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/buildonline.