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Churches throughout area collecting gifts for Christmas project

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Various churches throughout the area will be collecting Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts the week of Nov. 18-25.

The boxes are packed with school supplies, hygiene items and small toys and go to boys and girls ages 2-14 in countries struggling with conflict, poverty and disaster around the world.

Drop-off hours vary by church. Organizers are asking for a donation of $7 per box to help with delivery of the boxes to overseas destinations by the Samaritan's Purse organization led by Franklin Graham.

The drop off sites are:

Mohawk Reformed Church, 20 S. Otsego St. in Mohawk. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a. m. Nov. 18; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 19. 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20; 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 21; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 23; 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 24; 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 25. For more information, call 733-1198.

Naumburg Mennonite Church at 5463 State Route 410 in Castorland. Hours to drop off are: 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 18; 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 19; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov 20; 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 21; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22; and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Nov. 23-25. For more information, call 315-346-6603.

Resurrection Life Church, 628 Floyd Ave., in Rome. Hours to drop off are: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18; 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 19-Nov. 23; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov 24 and 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 25. For more information, 315-339-6318.

Beacon Light Baptist Church, 5058 State Route 31, Vernon. Hours to drop off are: 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 18; 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 19-24; 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 25. For more information, call 315-829-2086.

Crosspoint Church, 317 Oriskany Blvd., Whitesboro. Drop-off hours are: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.., Nov. 18-Nov. 22; 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 23-24 and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 25. For more information, call 315-797-4520.

Boonville United Methodist Church, 105 Ann St. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 18-21; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 22; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23; noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 25. For more information, call 315-725-0278.

To learn more about the program, visit www.samaritanpurse.org/occ.

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