Shoe Collection Week set Nov. 18-25

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The Operation Christmas Child 2019 Shoebox Collection Week is Nov. 18-25. Volunteers have been transforming empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and articles of clothing for children in need worldwide.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way so that missionaries and volunteers can share the good news of Jesus Christ. It all starts with the help of a shoebox filled with gifts.

Every shoebox recipient is offered a 12-step discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. This discipleship program has led many children, and even their friends and families, to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. In 2018, over 2 million children made the decision to follow Christ as a result of Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry.

The following are available drop-off times at the New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church located at 155 Jackson Street North in Sulphur Springs.

• Monday, Nov. 18: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 19: 1-5 p.m.

• Wedmesday, Nov. 20: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Thursday, Nov. 21: 4-8 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 22: 4-8 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 23: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Sunday, Nov. 24: 1:30-5:30 p.m.

• Monday, Nov. 25: 9-11 a.m.

For additional drop-off sites, collection dates and hours, and directions to the drop-off sites, go to samaritanspurse.org/occ. For area questions, contact Carolyn Sparkman at spark9797@aol.com. Please deliver your shoebox gifts to a drop-off site as soon as possible during collection week.