Operation Christmas Child: Collection Week 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- The Knoxville Location collected 54,849 shoe boxes. That's way more than they expected.

Since 1993 more than 86 million needy children around the world have received shoe boxes full of goodies. For some children it's the first gift that they have ever received and you can be a part of this amazing project.

The organization said the community support was very overwhelming and they appreciate all donated shoe boxes.

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