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Kingwood fellowship hall accepting shoeboxes for Christmas

November 7, 2018

The Kingwood Church of God Fellowship Center in Markleton will serve as a drop-off location for shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project beginning Monday.

During the project’s National Collection Week Nov. 12-19, the site will collect shoebox donations for children living in poverty overseas. Kingwood volunteers hope to collect more than 2,000 gifts to contribute to Operation Christmas Child’s 2018 goal of reaching 11 million children in need.

The shoeboxes are generally filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items.

“We are thrilled to participate in this community effort to share God’s love with children who are facing difficult circumstances around the world. These simple gifts have a life-changing impact,” said Stacey Hay, of Markleton, the drop-off site leader.

The center’s operating hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 and 8 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization led by Franklin Graham. More information is available online at samaritanspurse.org/occ.

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