On Nov. 13, more than 850 Lee University students, staff and faculty gathered to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, a service opportunity provided through Samaritan’s Purse. The mission of OCC is to fill as many shoebox-sized boxes as possible with Christmas gifts to be distributed to children in need around the world. More than 3,000 boxes were filled by students this month. Lee’s Office of Student Development and Student Leadership Council have been in charge of the on-campus packing efforts since 1998, providing more than 20,000 shoeboxes to date. Students and staff gathered in Lee’s Walker Arena for the packing party. Photo submitted by Randi Vasquez.