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Drop-off sites for Operation Christmas Child to open

Drop-off sites for Operation Christmas Child to open Drop-off sites for Operation Christmas Child to open

More than 4,000 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 15 to 22, offering a curbside option.

Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts — filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys — to children worldwide since 1993. This is a project that everyone can still be a part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions.

Individuals, families and groups still have time to transform empty shoeboxes into gifts. The project partners with local churches around the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need. Find a step-by-step guide on the How to Pack a Shoebox webpage.

Participants can find the nearest drop-off location and hours of operation as they make plans to drop off their shoebox gifts. The online lookup tool, found at samaritanspurse.org, is searchable by City or ZIP code.

The website currently lists the following local sites with and dates and times:

First Capital Christian Church, 305 Oliver St., Corydon — Nov. 15, 16, 18 and 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.; Nov. 20 and 22 from 10 a.m. to noon; and Nov. 21 from noon to 2 p.m.

Harrison Hills Baptist Church, 3822 Crandall-Lanesville Road NE, Lanesville — Nov. 15, 17, 19 and 22 from 8 to 10 a.m.; Nov. 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.; Nov. 20 from noon to 2 p.m.; and Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

El Bethel Baptist Church, 3824 S.R. 66, Milltown — Nov. 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 from 5 to 8 p.m.; Nov. 20 and 21 from 2 to 5 p.m.; and Nov. 22 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Palmyra United Methodist Church, 14170 Greene St. NE — Nov. 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 20 and 21 from noon to 4 p.m.; and Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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