Meet Alana Griffith
How long have you been a volunteer for OCC?
I have volunteered with OCC for over 15 years and in 2018 I became a Year-Round Church Relations Volunteer for Jackson County.
What made you want to get involved?
I first became involved as a helper. I grew to love the mission and how it is invaluable to the lives of children across the world. After years of volunteering for Unclaimed Baggage, the opportunity presented itself to become a year-round volunteer.
Why are you passionate about OCC?
The Operation Christmas Child Mission is truly a tangible way to reach the hearts of children to know and love Christ. It is a really simple way to become a part of the Great Commission, and I love that!
Why would you encourage others to build a shoebox or get involved?
Not only do the shoebox gifts bless the children, but it blesses my soul. The pure joy of the recipients makes my heart smile! I encourage others to build because it is a gift that can touch eternity and a way to change a child’s life in the best possible way.
How You Can Help
Be sure to return the full shoeboxes during National Collection Week, the 3rd week in November each year. This year’s dates are November 15th-22nd.
To set up a pickup or drop-off please contact Alana Griffith or David Maples at 256-259-1525.