Hundreds Gather to Pack Shoeboxes for OCC Share Tweet Email LinkedIn 11/17/14 Top News University Wide All Inclusive Life @ Lee Students On Tuesday, Nov. 11, more than 800 Lee University students, staff and faculty gathered to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), 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. Over 1,800 boxes were filled at this packing event hosted by the First-Year Programs Office. The Office of Student Development and Student Leadership Council will continue to collect boxes until Nov. 21. Since beginning the project 1998, the campus has packed over 20,000 boxes. Pictured here are students, staff and faculty gathered in Lee’s Walker Arena for Tuesday’s packing party; Dean of Students and Gateway instructor Alan McClung packing with some of his students; and students (front to back) Robyn Waldron, Morgan Reining, DeJuJuan Currie, Kiersten Powers, and Lindi Edwards take a break from the OCC festivities to pose for a photo.