DANVILLE, KY — When it comes to compassion, no shoes were too big to fill for Morning Pointe of Danville residents, who gathered items to pack in shoe boxes to give the gift of Christmas to those in need.
The mission is called Operation Christmas Shoe Boxes, and the seniors and associates at the personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care community teamed up to meet their objective — to bring holiday cheer to children around the world.
During a “packing party,” the seniors sorted through store-bought and homemade items while sharing memories from last year’s project. Having made 26 boxes in 2016, Morning Pointe residents doubled their efforts, packing a total of 52 boxes to be shipped this season.
But this act of kindness is nothing new for the senior living community, who have partnered with volunteers, schools, churches and organizations to give back more than 20,000 of community service in 2017 in honor of Morning Pointe Senior Living’s 20th anniversary.
Photo: Morning Pointe of Danville residents packed 52 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Shoe Boxes, a project in which Christmas gifts are shipped to the less fortunate all over the world.