EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Autumn Prieto set a goal this year, to fill one hundred shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The program sends gift packages all over the world to underprivileged children.
With the help of family, friends and strangers, the eight-year-old more than doubled her goal. Autumn spent Sunday at Hope Chapel on West 11th Street packing up her 205 shoe boxes. Organizers say they've never seen a single child fill so many boxes and Autumn's efforts inspired others to get involved.
Autumn's boxes will go to a processing plant in southern California this week. From there, they will be shipped to children in third-world countries in time for Christmas. The boxes are filled with small toys, hygiene products and school supplies.