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Can it fit into a shoebox?

Suzy Shoberg, Troop 214
Special to the Sun

Courtesy Helen Roberts, Troop 214Brownie and Junior members of Troop 214 are loaded with lots of toys after their Shoebox Shopping event. From left: Lia Bert, Josii Johnson, Kestrel Sura, Sarah Shoberg and Daniela Martinez. Seated from left: Claire Roberts, Kate Kelley, Eliana Sass and Amaila Van Peborgh.

KINGS BEACH, Calif. and#8212; Girl Scout Troop 214 and 381 met Saturday, Nov. 5 and spent the afternoon shopping for Operation Christmas, a gift project organized by Samaritanand#8217;s Purse. The girls selected a boy or girl between the ages of 2-14, collected shoe boxes and shopped for items to fill each box. Troop 214 walked to shops in Kings Beach and Troop 381 shopped in Carson City, Nev. then returned to their leadersand#8217; homes where they wrapped the boxes with Christmas paper and placed the gift items inside. Cadette Troop 381 completed this project last year and decided to do it again, but it was Troop 214and#8217;s first time organizing this project. The girls enjoyed writing notes to the children and included a picture of themselves in an envelope hoping for a letter in return from the recipient child. Samaritan’s Purse organizes this project every year. For more information on how your group can help next year go to the Operation Christmas,