Operation Christmas Child accepting shoe box gift donations

Operation Christmas Child will accept donations beginning Monday in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Donations such as toys, school supplies, hygiene items and letters of encouragement packaged in a shoe box will be accepted at locations in Forks, Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend until Monday, Nov. 25.

The drop-off locations and hours are:

Forks: The Caring Place, 481 W. E St.; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 22; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24; and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25.

Sequim: Eastern Hills Community Church, 91 Savannah Lane; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Wednesday, Nov. 20; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24; and 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 25.

Port Angeles: Bethany Pentecostal Church, 506 S. Francis St.; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18; 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20; 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21; 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday; Nov. 22; 10. a.m. to 4 p.m. , Saturday, Nov. 23; 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24; and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25.

Port Townsend: San Juan Baptist Church, 1704 Discovery Road; 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 23; noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 and 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 25.

For those who prefer online shopping, virtual shoe boxes can be created by visiting samaritans purse.org/occ.

The shoe box gifts are delivered to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

The children who receive these boxes are selected by local volunteers from various evangelical denominations in partnership with a National Leadership Team from Samaritan’s Purse.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.

In 2019, the operation hopes to collect and deliver 11 million gift-filled shoe boxes to children around the world.

For more information, call 360-509-4338 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

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