Middletown residents packed 7,800 empty shoeboxes with small items like toys, school supplies and hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child.

Middletown residents packed 7,800 empty shoeboxes with small items like toys, school supplies and hygiene items for Operation Christmas Child.

OCC is a project of Samaritan's Purse, which sends gifts to children living in difficult situations around the world.

Those who still wish to contribute can pack a virtual shoebox online. Participants can visit the website, select a child's age and gender, shop through a selection of culturally relevant gifts, upload a photo and write a note to the child who will receive it.

For more information, visit samaritanspurse.org.