Operation Christmas Child announces local collection sites

Posted: Monday, November 08, 2010

Chapel by the Lake will serve as Juneau's collection point for Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child. Juneau residents are welcome to send shoebox gifts this year to children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty. From Juneau, the shoe box gifts will be sorted and sent using whatever means necessary - sea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, boats, camels and dog sleds - to reach children around the world.

Collection dates are Nov. 15-22. Hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15-16, 18-19 and 22, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 17, and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 20-21.

Last year, Chapel by the Lake contributed 1,341 boxes to the effort. This year, organizers hope to collect more than 1,450 gift-filled boxes. For more information, call (800) 353-5949 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

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