FBC collects Christmas shoeboxes for children

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, aims to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world – and Franklin County residents can be a part of it.

Next month, Russellville First Baptist Church on Jackson Avenue will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19. Shoeboxes can be filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. FBC will accept donations during the following times:

  • 12: 9 a.m. to noon
  • 13: 4-6 p.m.
  • 14: 3-5 p.m.
  • 15: 9 a.m. to noon
  • 16: 4-6 p.m.
  • 17: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 18: 1-3 p.m.
  • 19: 8-11 a.m.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 770-777-9342 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.

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