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Local Drop-offs for Operation Christmas Child

Western North Carolina – More than 4,000 locations will now offer a curbside drop-off option for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, November 16th to 23rd.

Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts—filled with school supplies, hygiene items, and fun toys—to children worldwide for more than two decades. This is a project that everyone can still be a part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions.

There is still time for individuals, families, and groups to transform empty shoeboxes into fun gifts. The project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need. Find a step-by-step guide on the How to Pack a Shoebox webpage.

“In the midst of the pandemic, the needs are greater than ever before,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “Children around the world need to know that God loves them and there is hope. A simple shoebox gift opens the door to share about the true hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ.”

Participants can find the nearest drop-off location and hours of operation as they make plans to drop off their shoebox gifts. The online lookup tool is searchable by city or ZIP code. Signs at each location will identify the curbside drop off.

Little River Baptist Church

51 Little River Church Road

Penrose, NC 28766-8799

Monday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. – noon

Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Hendersonville Presbyterian Church

699 N. Grove St.

Hendersonville, NC 28792-3728

Monday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 Mount Moriah Baptist Church

635 Gilliam Mountain Road

Hendersonville, NC 28792

 Monday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – noon

 Newfound Baptist Church

2605 New Leicester Highway

Leicester, NC 28748-6484

 Monday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 Brookstone Church

90 Griffee Road

Weaverville, NC 28787-9619

 Monday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – noon

Saturday, Nov. 21, noon – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Brevard Wesleyan Church

583 North Broad St.

Brevard, NC 28712-3379

 Monday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – noon

 Beverly Hills Baptist Church

777 Tunnel Road

Asheville, NC 28805-1918

 Monday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove

1 Porters Cove Road

Asheville, NC 28805-2834

Monday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Arden First Baptist Church

3839 Sweeten Creek Road

Arden, NC 28704-3122

Monday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.