The public is invited to participate in a party to fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children in need, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today (Nov. 9) at Chino Valley Community Church, 14601 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills.

Church officials hope to pack 400 shoeboxes with items for Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, which will deliver the shoeboxes worldwide.

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Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 168 million shoeboxes to children in more than 160 counties and territories, according to Samaritan’s Purse.

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