Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Project
I’m posting this for Dave Patzer because it sounds like a good charity project:
Temple Baptist Church will serve as the Relay Center for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Project. This is a change in location from last year.
In this project, regular shoeboxes are packed with personal hygiene items, school supplies, miscellaneous small toys, hard candy and other items. They are then sent worldwide to millions of children in more than 95 countries affected by war, poverty, disease and disaster. The gospel message is presented with every shoebox.
Temple Baptist Church is inviting individuals, churches, clubs and other organizations in Jamestown and the surrounding area to participate. Last year, 850 shoeboxes were delivered from the Jamestown collection site.
Temple Baptist Church is located at 1545 Fourth Ave. N.W. Donors are invited to bring in shoeboxes during collection week, Nov. 15-21. Special shoeboxes and brochures are available at the church or by calling David Patzer at 320-9789. Using a plastic container the size of a normal shoebox is a way of giving an additional gift to a family in need.
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritans Purse. Contact them at Samaritanâ€™s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, or visit their website at www.samaritanspurse.org or call 800-353-5949.