Operation Christmas Child drop offs set this week

Published 11:28 am Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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The East Brewton First Baptist Church will be opening their doors this week during special hours to collect shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and personal care items—for Operation Christmas Child.

This city-wide effort to send God’s love to millions of boys and girls around the world through the Samaritan’s Purse project ends Monday, Nov. 20. Throughout the project’s National Collection Week, area shoebox donors will contribute to the 2023 global goal of reaching 11 million children.

Collection times at the church located on Shoffner Street in East Brewton are as follows:

Wed, Nov. 15: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thu, Nov. 16: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sat, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 19: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts to children worldwide for three decades. In 2023, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoeboxes to reach another 11 million children. This season, there’s still time for individuals, families, and groups to transform empty shoeboxes into fun gifts. The project of Samaritan’s Purse partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need.
“This season, children around the world need a tangible reminder that there is hope and that God loves them,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “Through these shoebox gifts packed with special items, children also receive the opportunity to hear about the eternal hope found in Jesus Christ.”

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