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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

On Sunday, more than 100 Girl Scouts decorated gift-filled shoe boxes to send to girls around the world.

From 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, girls met at the Crossroads Center in Waterloo, where they packed and wrapped more than 100 Christmas gifts.

"We are giving it to them so that way they have an opportunity to feel important and have all the other stuff like we do," Jenna McCully, a Girl Scout from Evansdale said.

The gifts will go to girls in poverty-stricken countries as part of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois' Operation Christmas Child Program.

“This is a great opportunity for girls to see how a small shoe box can have a big impact on children's lives this holiday season,” Leadership Event Manager at Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Robyn Smuck said. “It's awesome to see our girls wanting to make not just their own communities a better place, but the entire world."

Ashley Davis contributed to this report.

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