Drop off sites announced for Boston global Christmas charity, Nov. 13 to 20

A child collects shoebox gifts at a processing center for Samaritan’s Purse. Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts — filled with school supplies,toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement — are delivered to children in some of the hardest-to-reach countries around the world. (Image courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse.)

NOV. 13–20: Community Donates 15,400 Shoebox Gifts for Children in Need

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 26, 2017—This month, several locations in the multi-county will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child—joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world.

During the project’s National Collection Week, Nov. 13 – 20, Boston residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys. Operation Christmas Child will deliver these shoebox gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

This year, the hopes to contribute more than 15,400 shoebox gifts toward the 2017 global goal of reaching 12 million children.

“We are honored to join the nationwide effort to collect gift-filled shoeboxes for children who may have never experienced the true meaning of Christmas,” said Regional Director . “Through these simple gifts and a message of hope, children learn that God loves them and has not forgotten them.”

LOCAL COLLECTION SITES:
 

Lexington, MA – Countryside Bible Chapel
480 Lowell Street
Lexington MA 02420-2263

Mon, Nov. 13: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 155:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 165:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 1810:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 191:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

Somerville, MA – Brazilian Presbyterian Church
212 School Street
Somerville MA 02145-3824

Mon, Nov. 13: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 1410:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 158:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 1610:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 1710:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 1811:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 199:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 2010:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

Lynn, MA – East Baptist Church
300 Western Avenue
Lynn MA 01904-3015

Mon, Nov. 13: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 134:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 1410:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 144:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 1510:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 154:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 1610:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 163:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 1710:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 173:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 1810:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 1910:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 209:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Melrose, MA – Faith Evangelical Church
200 Franklin Street
Melrose MA 02176-1823

Mon, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 149:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 159:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 169:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 188:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 198:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 209:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Saugus, MA – Family United Methodist Church
493 Lincoln Avenue
Saugus MA 01906-3767

Mon, Nov. 13: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 149:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 159:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 156:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 169:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 179:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 189:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 1910:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 209:00 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Waltham, MA – Hope International Church
21 Bruce Road
Waltham MA 02453-6956

Mon, Nov. 13: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 135:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Tue, Nov. 14: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Fri, Nov. 17: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Hours subject to change. A full list of area collection locations can be found online.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or to view gift suggestions, call 518-437-0690 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

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