ERIE COUNTY—More than 4,000 locations will now offer a curbside drop-off option for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 16 – 23.
Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys to children worldwide for more than two decades.
This is a project that everyone can still be a part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions.
There’s still time for individuals, families, and groups to transform empty shoeboxes into fun gifts. The project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need.
Participants can drop-off at Park United Methodist Church, 30 N. Lake St. and hours of operation are:
• Monday, Nov. 16, 3 to 5 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6 to – 8 p.m.
• Wednesday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 19, 6 to – 8 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 20: 3 to 5 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 21: 9:30 a.m. to noon
• Sunday, Nov. 22, noon to 2:30 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 23, 8 to 10 a.m.
Those interested in more information on how Operation Christmas Child is making adjustments during the National Collection Week can visit the organization’s Important COVID-19 Updates webpage for the latest information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.