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

For more information on how to participate, call 828-625-1409 or visit 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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