Operation Christmas Child begins collections November 15th-22nd

Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 1:16 PM EST
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BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -Operation Christmas Child is on-going this week all to help give those in need a Christmas in 2020 as well as spread the message of Christianity.

Operation Christmas Child is a program through Franklin Graham’s Samaritian’s Purse established in 1993. Shoeboxes are packed with small necessities and gift items for children around the globe.

According to Operation Christmas Child when packing boxes you can do as follows:

Start with a quality “wow” item such as a stuffed animal, soccer ball with pump, or clothing outfit that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box. See our gift suggestions according to age and gender listed below for other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to fill the shoebox.

For tips on what to pack your shoebox with click here

National Collection Week is the 15th through the 22nd to find a location near you click here and several local locations are listed below.

Princeton, WV - Johnston Chapel Baptist Church

984 Halls Ridge Road Princeton, WV 24739-6814

Bluefield, WV - Westminister Presbyterian Church

2005 Washington Street Bluefield, WV 24701-4719

Ghent, WV - Ghent Missionary Baptist Church

139 Odd Road Ghent, WV 25843

Pembroke, VA - Pembroke Christian Church

519 Snidow Street Pembroke, VA 24136-3533

Hinton, WV - First Baptist Church

108 Temple Street Hinton, WV 25951-2431

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