Religion and Spirituality
November 19, 2017
This week, Arcadia individuals, families and groups are working to collect shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children in need overseas. The effort is part of Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind, which hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts globally to impact more than 12 million children this Christmas season.
Collection points are open this week, Nov. 13 - 20, to receive colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts packed by local residents.
Arcadia Community Church
121 Alice Street
Arcadia, CA 91006-3926
Mon, Nov. 13: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tue, Nov. 14: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 15: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu, Nov. 16: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Fri, Nov. 17: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 18: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 19: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mon, Nov. 20: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
To find a full list of area drop-off locations visit www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locations/.
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.
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or to view gift suggestions, call (714) 432-7030 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.