NOV. 18 – 25: OPENS DROP-OFF SITES FOR INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS PROJECTLocal Families Make Global Impact Through Operation Christmas Child
HEMPHILL, Texas, Oct. 17, 2019—This month, Kara Blankenship sites in the Hemphill area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.
Hemphill families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan's Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God's love to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.
This year, Hemphill-area residents hope to collect more than 6545 gifts to contribute to the 2019 global goal of reaching 11 million children.
"I love seeing the local community rally together for a global impact," said Regional Director Matt McClelland. "We see all ages getting involved –and more and more every year."
AREA COLLECTION SITES:
Lufkin, TX - Carpenter's Way Baptist Church400 N John Redditt DriveLufkin TX 75904-2622
Mon, Nov. 18: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 20: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 22: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 23: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Center, TX - First Baptist Church117 Cora StreetCenter TX 75935-3949
Hemphill, TX - Fairdale Baptist Church4820 Fairdale RoadHemphill TX 75948-6547
Tue, Nov. 19: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM