EUGENE, Ore. -- Third-grader Autumn Prieto has been on a mission of collecting school supplies for children throughout the world.
Prieto has joined people across the nation by in filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies and donating them through Operation Christmas Child.
"We put like school supplies, colored pencils crayons and stuffed animals. If there’s extra room we would stuff another tiny stuffed animal in." said Prieto.
Autumn said that she met her goal this year of donating 100 filled shoe boxes to Operation Christmas Child, which is celebrating it’s 20th year of operation this year.
On Saturday, a motorcade of 40 motorcycles accompanied Autumn and her boxes as they were delivered across town. Those boxes would then join over close to 100,000,000 that will be distributed worldwide.
Operation Christmas Child coordinator Shari Brown got all of the volunteers together to help achieve Autumn’s goal.
"We deliver these shoe boxes to kids in third world countries … kids in poverty situations.” said Brown.
As for Autumn’s plan for next year?
"We're going for more now. Our goal is now 150." Prieto said.
For more information on the school supplies in shoe boxes program visit Operation Christmas Child's website.