Area collection sites open for Operation Christmas Child

Published 3:46pm Monday, October 29, 2012

Columbus Relay Center

Patsy Williams, coordinator

Polk Baptist Association

208 Blanton St.

Columbus, N.C. 28722

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 a.m. – noon; Tuesday and Thursday: 6 – 8 p.m.; Saturday,  9 – 11 a.m.; and Sunday  12:30 – 2 p.m.

In 2012, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone — collecting and delivering shoeboxes to more than 100 million children. This year, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect another 9 million gift-filled shoeboxes.

Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology to allow participants to “follow” their box to the destination country where it will be given to a child in need. To register shoebox gifts and find out the destination country, use the “Follow Your Box” donation form found at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

For more information on how to participate, call 828-625-1409 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. National Collection Week for gift-filled shoeboxes is Nov. 12-19. Shoebox gifts are collected all year at the Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C.

– article submitted by Judy Jackson

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