ENGLEWOOD — Value Added Packaging, Inc. will shut down production on Friday, November 14 so the company can fill shoeboxes with gifts for under privileged children abroad.
Phil Wenger, the vice president of VAP’s paper vendor, Combined Containerboard, is a longtime supporter of Operation Christmas Child, and will visit VAP to speak to the Team about the organization.
Value Added Packaging feels it is important for the organization to support the community as a team, which is why the business shuts down production to learn about charitable organizations and support them together. In total, the VAP Team will fill 40 shoeboxes at the luncheon with small gifts such as crayons, coloring books, stickers, toys, and pencils. The shoeboxes will then be taken to the organization’s headquarters in North Carolina where they could be shipped out on Thanksgiving to children all over the world who otherwise wouldn’t have received a gift this holiday season.
Operation Christmas Child is a division of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief organization. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, 113 Million shoeboxes have been filled and delivered to children globally.
VAP is a custom box manufacturer and packaging provider in the Tri-State Region. VAP’s main focus is to work with companies to recognize and identify the hidden cost of packaging. By doing this, the business has been able to improve the internal processes and reduce the total costs in their customers’ facilities. VAP’s mission is to “build lasting relationships with our clients, entrusting our team to manufacture, manage and deliver their materials in a caring, cost effective way.”