Operation Christmas Child collection week wrapping up

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - "Happy kids! Yeah, that's the end result--happy kids, you bet!"

Operation Christmas Child is wrapping up National Collection Week on Monday.

After nearly a week of collecting filled shoe boxes, officials say they have collected nearly 4,000 boxes from churches, organizations, and families.

"The community support in Twin Falls is absolutely phenomenal! We have people that will bring in one box. We have people that will bring in over 150 boxes and they all say the same things. They love doing it. It's a great charity," said Wanda Harris, Community Relations Coordinator of Operation Christmas Child Magic Valley.

If you would like to participate in the cause, "the concept is super simple. Think about what a child would want put it in a shoe box and that's pretty much all there is to it," said Harris. "If you can't take it on an airplane, don't put it in."

On Monday, they will be packing all the big boxes of shoe boxes into their truck and send it to a processing center in Denver.

If you still need to drop off your shoe box, they will be collecting them from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Shoshone Street in Twin Falls.

If you miss the deadline, you can still drop off boxes and Operation Christmas Child Magic Valley will get them delivered.

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