Operation Christmas Child seeks seasonal employees
by Staff Reports
Operation Christmas Child participants fill empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, personal hygiene items and other gifts for delivery to children in countries suffering from natural disasters, war, terrorism, famine and poverty.
one of six locations across the U.S. where the gift boxes are processed, sorted, inspected and
shipped to countries such as Haiti, Liberia and India.
More than half a million boxes are expected to pass through Boone alone.
Seasonal positions include team coaches, volunteer trainers, chaplains, dock workers and truck drivers. The work begins in mid-November and continues through mid-December.
Karina Petersen, media relations coordinator, said Samaritan's Purse is looking for approximately 110 hires.
Day and evening shifts are available. Applicants must be able to work 40 or more hours per week, including Saturdays, and be able to work the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.
An open house job fair will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Operation Christmas Child center at 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, for those interested in applying. No appointment is necessarily, but applicants are asked to complete an online application before attending.
The application and more information are available online at samaritanspurse.org/occprocessing or by calling (828) 262-1980.
“Everybody enjoys being involved in Operation Christmas Child, because we know that God can use each and every gift to bless the life of a hurting child,” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse. “We are trusting God for nine million boxes this year, which will take us past 100 million shoe boxes collected since Samaritan’s Purse started the project in 1993.”