Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, is accepting shoebox gifts during National Collection Week at Grace Bible Church, 119 1st St., Eufaula.
Shoeboxes filled with school supplies, personal care items and toys will be accepted at that location through Nov. 20.
Times to drop off the boxes are:
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Operation Christmas Child has been collecting gifts for children worldwide since 1993. The organization hopes to collect enough shoeboxes to reach 11 million children.
Anyone can pack a shoebox! Individuals, families, and groups still have time to transform empty shoeboxes into fun gifts.
The project partners with local churches across 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.
“Children around the world need to know that God loves them and there is hope,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “A simple shoebox gift opens the door to share about the true hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ.”