Several local locations will serve as collection sites this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.
During National Collection Week, Nov. 14 – 21, Nanuet residents will donate shoeboxes—filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, such as a doll or soccer ball—for Operation Christmas Child to deliver to children in need around the world. This year, Nanuet and surrounding cities residents hope to contribute more than 64,883 shoebox gifts toward the 2016 global goal of reaching 12 million children.
“The shoebox gifts donated by Nanuet volunteers at these drop-off locations will shine a light of hope to children living in poverty overseas,” said Regional Director Cecil Pollydore.“Anyone is welcome to pack a shoebox and help a child facing difficult circumstances to feel loved and not forgotten.”
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call (518) 437-0690 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. By going online to give the suggested donation of $7 per shoebox gift, participants can follow their box to discover where in the world it will be delivered. They can also pack a shoebox gift online and even upload a photo and note of encouragement.
ROCKLAND LOCATION SITES: Hope Community Church, 109 North Middletown Road, Nanuet.
HOURS: Mon, Nov. 14: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3 – 7 p.m.; Tue, Nov. 15: 3 – 7 p.m. ; Wed, Nov. 16: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thu, Nov. 17: 3 – 9 p.m. ; Fri, Nov. 18: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. ; Sat, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Sun, Nov. 20: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Mon, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.