Operation Christmas Child Shoebox collection dates and places

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(Operation Christmas Child) - Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

Through the power of a simple gift and the message of hope through Jesus Christ, children learn they are loved and not forgotten. This year, Operation Christmas Child expects to reach a milestone—collecting and delivering shoe boxes to more than 135 million children since the program began in 1993. Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect 12 million gift-filled shoe boxes in 2016, with 15,500 coming from Central Louisiana.

By using tracking technology, participants can “follow” their box to the destination country where it will be given to a child in need. To register shoe box 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 in Operation Christmas child, call 817-595-2230 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

National Collection Week for gift-filled shoe boxes is November 14-21 and will be collected locally at Kingsville Baptist Church, 3911 Monroe Highway, Pineville, La. Boxes may also be dropped at any of the area Relay Centers.

Collection Center:
Kingsville Baptist Church Ball, LA - Rita Huffman Central LA Area Team 3911 Monroe Highway Ball, La.

Relay Centers:
Boyce, LA - First Baptist Church, Barbara Hamberlin Central LA Area Team 612 Londonderry Avenue , Boyce, La.

Elizabeth, LA - Elizabeth Baptist Church, Leona Taylor Central LA Area Team 205 E Main Street, Elizabeth, La.

Forest Hill, LA - Pisgah Baptist Church, Margaret Hebert Central LA Area Team 3467 Highway 112, Forest Hill, La.

Hessmer, LA - Hessmer Baptist Church, Norris Landry Central LA Area Team 2927 Main Street, Hessmer, La.

Jena, LA - Jena First Baptist Church, Frances McDonald East Central LA Area Team 2725 E Oak Street, Jena, La.

Jonesville, LA - First Baptist Church, Marie Piro East Central LA Area Team 103 Pond Street, Jonesville, La.

Leesville, LA - East Leesville Baptist Church, Tyrete Bodine Central LA Area Team 266 Alexandria Highway, Leesville, La.

Ville Plate, LA - First Baptist Church, Sally Robinson Central LA Area Team 750 W Main, Ville Plate, La.

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