Operation Christmas Child

OCC under way
If you’re filling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, please be aware that the OCC team is standing by to receive boxes this week through next Monday. If you’re not filling a box, please consider donating $9 which covers the cost of shipping and helps in training personnel in the countries where the shoe boxes are distributed. The goal for this area is 8,000 shoeboxes. The collection site is Grace Fellowship,…
Operation Christmas Child is under way
  By SHERRY DIGMON News Staff Writer You might think it’s too early to think about Christmas – but it isn’t. Not if you’re planning to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Again this year, Mary Jane Schrock is serving as Area Coordinator, AL Tri-County Area for Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child. “There’s still plenty of time to fill shoeboxes,” she said. “Anyone wanting a box or boxes may pick…
OCC drop-off under way
The first day for Operation Christmas Child drop-offs was Monday, November 13, at Grace Fellowship. A group of volunteers was on hand to receive completed boxes and to pack others. There’s still plenty of time to fill boxes. Collection continues through November 20. Following is the collection schedule: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.…
Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes collection set
This month, several locations in the multi-county Alabama Tri-County Area Team will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child – joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world. During the project’s National Collection Week, Nov. 13 – 20, Atmore residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys. Operation…