Operation Christmas Child Opens Drop-Off Locations In Mansfield

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Operation Christmas Child
Local volunteers host a packing party.

Local Volunteers to Collect 45,779 Shoe box Gifts for Children in Need

MANSFIELD—Several local businesses will serve as collection sites this year for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation, Christmas Child. Organizers say it is the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. It works together with local churches worldwide to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

During National Collection Week, Nov. 14 – 21, Best Southwest residents will donate shoe-boxes filled with items less fortunate children need and desire. In past years, they have been filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and toys.

This year, Regional Director Matt McCelland, says he hopes that area residents can contribute more than 45,779 gifts. This will go towards the 2016 global goal of reaching 12 million children.

“The shoebox gifts donated by Mansfield volunteers at these drop-off locations will shine a light of hope to children living in poverty overseas,” said Regional Director Matt McCelland. “Anyone is welcome to pack a shoebox and help a child facing difficult circumstances to feel loved and not forgotten.”

Morning shoebox distribution through Jesus Loves You Church in Thmey village, Svay Rieng province, Cambodia.
Morning shoebox distribution through Jesus Loves You Church in Thmey village, Svay Rieng province, Cambodia.

How To Participate In Operation Christmas Child

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 817-595-2230.

By going online to give the suggested donation of $7 per shoe box gift, participants can follow their box to discover where in the world it will be delivered. They can also pack a shoe box gift online and even upload a photo and note of encouragement.

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoe-boxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories.

For many of these children, the gift-filled shoe box is the first gift they have ever received.

Drop-Off Locations

MANSFIELD: Mansfield Bible Church, 2351 Country Club Drive, Mansfield, TX 76063
Mon, Nov. 14: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

GRAND PRAIRIE: The Oaks Baptist Church, 801 E Interstate 20, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Mon, Nov. 14: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

ARLINGTON: Fielder Road Baptist Church, 1333 W Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX 76013
Mon, Nov. 14: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

DALLAS: Dallas Baptist University – Library, 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211
Mon, Nov. 14: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, 1808 W Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75232
Mon, Nov. 14: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tue, Nov. 15: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wed, Nov. 16: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Thu, Nov. 17: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri, Nov. 18: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 19: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 21: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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