Dear Editor,

I am writing to thank Brenham residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Brenham and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.8 million shoeboxes in 2018. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2018, the ministry is now sending more than 10.6 million shoebox gifts to children suffering from poverty, natural disasters, war, disease and famine.

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