Rockford family gives back in their time of loss

LilyThe Evans family of Rockford is turning their grief and loss into an opportunity to reach out to needy children all over the world.  Their precious 11-year old Lily passed away this winter after a long illness.  Lily’s family is honoring her memory by donating her stuffed animal collection to Operation Christmas Child.

On Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30, friends, family and fellow shoe box packers will gather at Crossroads Church at 8331 Myers Lake to pack shoe box gifts in honor of Lily.  These boxes will join over 100 million shoe box gifts that have been packed since 1993.

Lily’s family is hoping that the stuffed animals included in these gifts will bring hope and joy to other kids.  For many of these children, this will be the first gift they have ever received!

Please join us at this event as we honor the life of Lily Evans and hear firsthand stories of how these simple gifts are transforming the lives of children around the world.

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