Billy Graham Library To Welcome Hundreds Of Motorcyclists From Across The Region On Oct. 17 For “Bikers With Boxes”
8th Annual Charity Ride Collects Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 12, 2015 – Carrying gifts for children in need, motorcyclists from across the southeastern U.S. will converge at the Billy Graham Library on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. “Bikers with Boxes” began in 2007, and draws more than 1,000 bikers each year to the Billy Graham Library. Since the event began, these generous bikers have collected more than 10,000 gift-filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse.
In addition to shoe box collection, “Bikers with Boxes” will provide free lunch to participating motorcyclists, and include live entertainment from artist Dennis Agajanian and a message from Franklin Graham who serves as the president and CEO of both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse. Yves Dushine, a former shoe box recipient from Rwanda who now volunteers with Operation Christmas Child, will also speak to attendees.
For more information about “Bikers with Boxes” and other upcoming events at the Billy Graham Library, visit www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org.
About the Billy Graham Library The Billy Graham Library opened in 2007 and has since had more than 950,000 visitors from around the world. The Library is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Library and the Journey of Faith is free.
About Operation Christmas Child Operation Christmas Child – the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind – is part of the international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 124 million gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children in more than 150 countries. For many of these children, it is the first gift they have ever received.
Need suggestions on what to put (or not put) inside your shoebox gift? Looking for the labels to attach to your box? Find everything you need to pack an amazing gift for a special child at http://bit.ly/OCCpacking.