Operation Christmas Child accepting shoe boxes of gifts
Operation Christmas Child is a project sponsored by the Samaritan Purse organization headed by Franklin Graham. Christmas-decorated shoe boxes filled with appropriate gifts are delivered to needy children in over 100 countries.
Last year over 700,000 boxes were sent from the Mid-Atlantic Region and the goal is 800,000 this year.
Filled boxes can be brought to Newington Baptist Church in Gloucester again this year for delivery. The schedule for dropping off boxes is Monday, November 12, through Sunday, November 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. each day, and Monday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. For further information, call Lillian Cox at 693-3074.