Operation Christmas Cheer is a local project helping local children in need of Christmas. In 2011 a Facebook post wanting to help a single family for Christmas turned into a project that has grown each year. The first year there were over 10 requests for help. A total of 22 kids were helped that year. In 2012 the requests grew as well as the donations. A total of 62 Darke County children were helped. Now in 2013 the number has grown to over 160 children receiving help with over 300 "elves" making donations of gifts, wrapping paper, and their time.
If you would like to make a donation and cannot make it to the event, you can find the event on Facebook at Operation Christmas "Cheer" 2013.