Bucks County Herald

Operation Christmas Child sets collection sites for gift drive

Sites in the area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12 to 19.

Families, churches and groups are busy transforming empty shoeboxes into gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items.

The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with churches across the globe to deliver gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

This year, area residents hope to collect more than 25,287 gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching 11 million children.

“We are honored to be linking arms with our community to help children around the world experience the true meaning of Christmas,” said Regional Director Bill Rumbaugh. “These simple gifts show God’s love to children facing difficult circumstances.”

Local collection sites include:
East Swamp Church, 2405 E. Swamp Road, Quakertown;
Faith Baptist Church, 700 N. Main St., Sellersville;
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 515 W. County Line Road, Hatboro;
First Baptist Church of Doylestown, 311 W. State St., Doylestown;
Bucks County Community Church, 1249 W. Maple Ave., Langhorne;
Davisville Baptist Church, 325 Street Road, Southampton;
Warrington Fellowship Church, 1455 Cooper Lane, Warrington;
Riverstone Church, 725 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley.

For information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 410-772-7360, or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can also donate online.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.


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