The Operation Christmas Child (OCC) drop-off location at First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay was just seven shoeboxes from reaching its goal of 2,700. With this year’s total included, the local OCC drop-off location has collected more than 20,200 shoeboxes in the past 14 years. The shoeboxes, filled with school supplies, toys, clothing and more, will be distributed to children in need in more than 100 countries around the world. Local volunteers extend a heartfelt thank you to each individual, organization and church that packed shoeboxes. For more information, visit samaritanspurse.org or contact the local OCC leader Pamela Parks at 920.825.1104.