(Neb)-It's Collection Week For Operation Christmas Child
CHADRON - Collection week continues through next Monday morning for Operation Christmas Child, also known as Operation Shoebox - the world's largest Christmas project.
There are 8 community collection sites in the Panhandle, a few of them new this year including in Chadron where Ridgeview Bible Church has taken over from the long-time site at the First Baptist Church.
The other 7 Panhandle locations are: the Evangelical Free Churches in Alliance and Sidney, Trinity United Methodist in Kimball; the Harrison Bible Church, Mitchell Berean Church, United Methodist Church in Oshkosh, and the Bridgeport Church of Christ.
There are 4 other collection sites in the region: the Lifeway Church in Torrington, the Hot Springs Evangelical Free Church, and in Rapid City both the Dove Christian Center and The Foundry.
Run by the nondenominational evangelical Christian organization Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 168 million children in more than 100 countries.
The program has its own shoeboxes, but regular shoeboxes and even plastic boxes of that size are fine. Suggestions on what to put in a shoebox can be found at the Samaritan's Purse website or in a pamphlet available at the community collection sites.
Each shoebox costs Operation Christmas Child $9 for shipping and handling, and while a donation of that amount isn't required, it is suggested. Those wanting to help but unable to fill a shoebox can donate toward the shipping costs of others either online or at the local collections sites.
Chadron - Ridgeview Bible Church 919 E 10th St
Mon, Tues,Thurs 9-5:00
Wed - 7-8:30 PM
Fri - 10:00-Noon
Sat - 9-11 AM
Sun -: 9:30-2:00
Harrison - Harrison Bible Church 695 Main Street
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10:00-Noon
Wed, Fri 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sun, Nov. 19: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 20:10:00-Noon
Hot Springs, SD - E-Free Church 1509 University Avenue
Mon - Thurs 10:00-Noon
Thurs - 4:00-6:00 PM
Fri - 9:00-Noon, 4:00-6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: Noon-4:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM - Noon
Alliance, NE - Evangelical Free Church of Alliance 611 Cody Avenue
Mon, Tues, Fri - 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Wed, Thurs - 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Sun, Nov. 19: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 8:00 - 11:00 AM
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