Operation Christmas Child comes to a close

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WEST MONROE, La (KNOE) - Almost twenty thousand shoe box gifts were collected in Northeast Louisiana, as part of National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child.

Courtesy:Operation Christmas Child

What are in these boxes?

Toys, brushes, toothbrushes, toiletries, socks, hats, etc. No war related items, please and no hard candy, liquids or toothpaste.

Where are the boxes going now?

To a distribution center in Dallas, Texas. There, they will be sorted
and sent to hundreds of countries across the world.

How can you find out what country your box ends up in?

Each person that donated should have printed out a decal and placed
it on the box beforehand. It has all of your information on it. When it arrives, Samaritan's Purse will send you an email telling you where it ends up.

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Operation Christmas Child is a project organized by Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization. The mission is to provide simple shoe box gifts to children around the world affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease. It will be located at Fair Park Baptist Church on the following days:

November 13th - 20th
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am - Noon
Sunday: 1 pm - 6 pm