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Operation Shoebox Geared Up for Holidays

Hundreds of volunteers at Rotary Club packing event show how donations are readied for shipment.

Follow the Operation Shoebox packing line from start to finish. Credit: John Patten
Follow the Operation Shoebox packing line from start to finish. Credit: John Patten
Hillsborough's Operation Shoebox has become one of the community's favorite non-profit groups—helping to provide necessary and useful supplies to troops stationed overseas is a great

Saturday, the Hillsborough Rotary Club held a packing event at the Somerset Valley YMCA, with about 300 volunteers participating to package 1,500 bundles that will be delivered soon to the troops.

For those who may not be aware of what happens after you drop your donation in a box placed by local Scouts or at one of the area grocery stores, we took a step behind the line to follow the process of packing the "shoeboxes."

Watching how food, personal care items, candy and other donated items go from a bin to a box ready to ship in about 90 seconds.

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