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December 14, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Braving the drizzle at Long Beach Airport on Wednesday, schoolchildren watched workers load about 70,000 shoe boxes filled with toys onto a cargo plane headed for Bosnia, Rwanda and other war-torn areas, where children with a lot more than bad weather on their minds will receive the gifts.
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November 25, 2000 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Claus has come to town, and he has set up shop at the Tustin Marine base. More than 100 Southland volunteers bypassed Friday's throngs at the malls and the endless gift-wrapping lines to do some gift wrapping of their own. These Santa's helpers gathered at donated spaces in the closed base to sort through thousands of presents for needy children abroad. "This is the closest thing to Santa's workshop," said Mark Josephson, 44, a general contractor from Riverside County.
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November 22, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK
The season of giving came early to Christina Young's classroom at Justice Street School. For much of Thursday, students in Young's class of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders filled shoe boxes with small gifts and penned letters to impoverished children in Bosnia, Croatia and other war-torn countries in Eastern Europe. The students' project is part of a good Samaritan drive by a North Carolina organization that will send tens of thousands of boxes to poor children around the world.
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December 4, 1996
Hundreds of schoolchildren have done all they can to prepare for the arrival of a Russian warplane in Long Beach next week. So have countless business executives, city staff members and clergy. The only job left for charity workers toiling away in a giant hangar at Long Beach Municipal Airport is to prepare the plane's peacetime cargo: thousands of shoe boxes filled with toys, letters, shampoo and toothbrushes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1996
Hundreds of schoolchildren have done all they can to prepare for the arrival of a Russian warplane in Long Beach next week. So have countless business executives, city staff members and clergy. The only job left for charity workers toiling away in a giant hangar at Long Beach Municipal Airport is to prepare the plane's peacetime cargo: thousands of shoe boxes filled with toys, letters, shampoo and toothbrushes.
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November 25, 2000 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Claus has come to town, and he has set up shop at the Tustin Marine base. More than 100 Southland volunteers bypassed Friday's throngs at the malls and the endless gift-wrapping lines to do some gift wrapping of their own. These Santa's helpers gathered at donated spaces in the closed base to sort through thousands of presents for needy children abroad. "This is the closest thing to Santa's workshop," said Mark Josephson, 44, a general contractor from Riverside County.
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November 15, 1999 | Jim Perez, (714) 965-7172, Ext. 21
Operation Christmas Child, an international program of the Samaritan's Purse, offers children the chance to help needy kids throughout the world. Hundreds of Huntington Beach children are currently wrapping shoe boxes in colorful paper and filling them with small gifts and notes of encouragement. Close to 4,200 shoe boxes were sent last year by Huntington Beach children. For more information, call Bethany Welsh at (714) 891-9495.
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October 31, 1998
* Pastor Chuck Laird of Santa Paula's First Presbyterian Church will deliver a traditional service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on the sacrament of the Lord's supper. Snacks and drinks will be served in the courtyard after the service. At 11 a.m., the contemporary service will begin. Other church activities include a prayer group that meets at the church Fridays at 10 a.m. On Wednesdays, Laird conducts "Christianity 101" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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November 23, 1998 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
She might be all of 12 years old, but Veronica Pomeroy is proving herself to be a seasoned goodwill ambassador. The Chaminade Middle School student was selected last year to represent a Christian charity on a trip to Mexico, after collecting 435 shoe boxes full of gifts for needy children. And this year, she will travel Dec. 8 to hurricane-ravaged Nicaragua, taking with her nearly 1,400 of the filled shoe boxes from local churches, schools, scout troops, friends and neighbors.
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November 22, 1996 | LUCILLE RENWICK
The season of giving came early to Christina Young's classroom at Justice Street School. For much of Thursday, students in Young's class of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders filled shoe boxes with small gifts and penned letters to impoverished children in Bosnia, Croatia and other war-torn countries in Eastern Europe. The students' project is part of a good Samaritan drive by a North Carolina organization that will send tens of thousands of boxes to poor children around the world.
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December 14, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Braving the drizzle at Long Beach Airport on Wednesday, schoolchildren watched workers load about 70,000 shoe boxes filled with toys onto a cargo plane headed for Bosnia, Rwanda and other war-torn areas, where children with a lot more than bad weather on their minds will receive the gifts.
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November 20, 1999 | NANCY KINSEY NEEDHAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Toothpaste and soap may not be high on American children's Christmas lists, but county churchgoers are banking on kids in war-torn countries welcoming those items--along with the more traditional Barbies and Legos. Scores of county congregations are among thousands around the country taking part in Operation Christmas Child, which hopes to distribute 3 million gift-filled shoe boxes around the world this year, 400,000 of them to Kosovo.
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December 2, 1998 | JAMES MEIER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the last five holiday seasons, Katie Stoker, 12, and her family have put together care packages filled with goodies and health products for children in Third World nations. This year will prove no exception, though the Huntington Beach family will take the gesture a step further: Katie and her mother, Jan, along with three other families, will fly to Nicaragua to deliver the shoe boxes in person.
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