You may have heard of Operation Christmas Child  where people fill shoe boxes with gifts and then the boxes are sent to children all over the world.

If you have had the opportunity to participate in this gift giving experience then you know what a great organization it is and that it has delivered over 94 million shoe boxes to 130 countries since 1993.

If you haven’t heard of Operation Christmas Child  yet, then you may be surprised to know that Samaritan’s Purse,  a Christian relief and evangelism organization, operates this project and collects shoe boxes filled with small items such as school supplies, toys, hair accessories, tooth brushes, and coloring books from gracious families throughout the globe.   The family brings the filled shoe box(es)  with a shipping donation of $7 per box to a drop off location  and then it gets shipped along with thousands of other boxes to needy children all over the world.

This year’s gift collection drive kicks off at several local drop off locations, on November 12th  and runs until November 19th  with a goal of  9 million shoe boxes this year totaling over 100 million since this project started in 1993. 

If you would like would like to contribute a shoe box, the drop off locations  in Onslow County are:

New River Baptist Association
2734 Commerce Road Jacksonville, NC 28546

HOURS:

Mon – Nov 12: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Tues – Nov 13: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wed – Nov 14: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Thur – Nov 15: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Fri – Nov 16: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Sat – Nov 17: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Sun – Nov 18: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Mon – Nov 19: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
New River Church
117 Wheeler Creek Road Sneads Ferry, NC 28460

HOURS:

Mon – Nov 12: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. 
Tues – Nov 13: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Wed – Nov 14: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. 
Thur – Nov 15: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Fri – Nov 16: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Sat – Nov 17: 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
Sun – Nov 18: 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
Mon – Nov 19: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

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