By SUZANNE DARLAND
Take a shoebox, the cardboard or plastic variety.
Fill it with some toys, school supplies, candy, and maybe socks from a local discount store.
Now ship it to a country where children have little access to the basic needs of survival, let alone a new doll or toy car.
That’s the premise behind Operation Christmas Child, headed by Franklin Graham, evangelist Billy Graham’s son. Since 1993, more than 77 million of these boxes have been sent to 130 countries on six continents.