LOS ANGELES, Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For the first time ever, Operation Christmas Child has partnered with a motion picture event -- Twentieth Century Fox and Walden Media's holiday film THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER -- in a global effort that will bring Christmas to needy children throughout the world, through the collection and hand delivery of special holiday gifts.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, the international relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project, has hand-delivered gift boxes in over 130 countries to more than 77 million children. For many, these are the first presents they've ever received.
Now, you can come together with other Operation Narnia participants, and the group that puts together the most gift boxes will win a special "Hometown Premiere" of the film. Two of the film's young stars, Georgie Henley (who portrays Lucy) and Skandar Keynes (Edmund), will attend this special event.
In addition, Georgie has recorded a special greeting (you can watch it at operationnarnia.com), where she reminds the series' fans that, in Narnia, it was always winter and never Christmas until Aslan arrived with hope. In the same way, gift boxes filled with toys and school supplies will bring hope to children around the world by reminding them they are loved and not forgotten.
"We're very excited to participate in the upcoming release of the movie, 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,'" said Randy Riddle, the director of Operation Christmas Child. "We want children around the world to know the true meaning of Christmas and the joy and hope that this brings." To learn more about the film and the Christmas project including how to pack an Operation Christmas Child gift boxes, visit www.operationchristmaschild.org or www.operationnarnia.com.
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THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, in theaters everywhere December 10th, returns to the hope and wonder of C.S. Lewis' beloved world -- via the fantastic Narnian ship, the Dawn Treader. In this holiday motion picture event, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their cousin Eustace, are swallowed into a painting and on to the magnificent ship the Dawn Treader. They join King Caspian and a warrior mouse named Reepicheep for a mission on which rests the fate of Narnia itself. The courageous voyagers overcome their greatest temptations, as they travel to mysterious islands and a pool that turns anything it touches into gold; have fateful confrontations with magical creatures and sinister enemies; and reunite with their friend and protector, the "Great Lion" Aslan. Visit Narnia.com for more information.
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