Letter: Operation Christmas Child open for donations November 15-22 | Letters

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During the week of November 15-22, Operation Christmas Child will open more than 4,000 locations nationwide to collect shoe boxes for Project Samaritan’s Purse, including eight locations covering West Virginia. Drop off locations include: Covington Bible Church (Covington), Craig Valley Baptist Church (New Castle), Mill Creek Baptist Church (Fincastle), Bonsack Baptist Church (Roanoke), Salem Baptist Church (Salem), Lynn Haven Baptist Church (Vinton) ), Garden City Church of the Nazarene (Roanoke) and for the first time, New Hope Christian Church, 4229 Welcome Valley Road SE, Roanoke.

Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoeboxes – filled by donors with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys – to children around the world since 1993. It’s a project everyone is doing. can still participate, even with COVID-19 restrictions. Individuals, families and groups turn empty shoe boxes into fun gifts that Operation Christmas Child then delivers to children in need across the world as tangible expressions of God’s love. Last year over 10,000 shoebox gifts were collected in our area and many shoeboxes went to bless children in Uganda, where 48% of the population is 14 years old or younger.

Participants can find the nearest drop-off location and opening hours by going to www.samaritanspurse.org and using the online search tool for drop-off locations or by calling one of the locations listed below. -above.

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