Operation Christmas Child packs shoeboxes full of holiday cheer

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A simple gesture has a profound affect on thousands of children's lives.

FOX 4's Kathy Quinn visited the Emmanuel Baptist Church where a simple shoe box is doing just that.

Operation Christmas Child is an effort to collect gift boxes for kids in need around the holiday season.

You can find more information on resources and materials here. And you can look up your nearest drop-off location here.