This is National Shoebox Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child.
Anyone who is working to fill a shoe box with gift items for children in war-torn or poverty stricken countries must have them back to the area's collection depots by November 19.
They are located in various locations in Fort Frances, Emo, Rainy River and Atikokan.
Last year, just under 500 shoe boxes from our district were filled with such things as small toys, school supplies and personal notes.
Shoe boxes can still be picked up or dropped off at the Bargain Shop in Fort Frances and Atikokan, Lowery's and Bethel Baptist Church in Fort Frances, Tompkins Home Hardware, Cloverleaf Family Foods and Calvery Baptist Church in Emo, Kreger Sales and Service in Rainy River and Quetico North Outfitters.