Last year, Taylor County residents helped 6,006 children. This year, organizers are confident they will surpass the 7,000 mark.
This will be the third year Campbellsville University has operated the Operation Christmas Child relay center for Taylor County.
OCC is a worldwide effort to bring shoeboxes of gifts to children in need. The boxes are stuffed full of toys, school supplies, hygiene items and personal notes of encouragement and faith. For many children, the shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.