Operation Christmas Child launches Monday

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The Samaritan’s Purse announced its annual Operation Christmas Child collection week runs November 15-22.

A girl in the African nation of Namibia as she opens her gift-filled shoebox. ((photos courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse)

Volunteers are invited to fill shoeboxes with school supplies, hygiene items and toys, which will be distributed to children worldwide. A step-by-step guide to preparing the shoeboxes is here.

Shoeboxes being packed (photos courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse)

Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is November 15-22. To find a drop-off location near you and operating times, click here.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, has collected and delivered more than 188 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

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