Help John Boy and Billy with Operation Christmas Child in East Texas
It’s Operation Christmas Child time again. The project encourages children, families, individuals and groups to fill empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items, small gifts and a personal letter, and you can help!
The John Boy & Billy Big Show choose to support this great holiday project year after year and provides our listeners with an easy, hands-on way to touch the life of a child a world away, and who might not receive any other gift at Christmas. In 2010, our listeners helped Operation Christmas Child collect over 8.4 million shoe box gifts! This year, we encourage our listeners to help Operation Christmas Child reach its goal of 8.5 million shoe box gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21, when more than 3,000 local drop-off locations will open around the country.
LOCAL COLLECTION SITE:
Carpenter’s Way Baptist Church
400 N John Redditt Drive
Lufkin, TX, 75904
Operating Hours: Mon: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tues: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thurs: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO GET INVOLVED:
PREPARE—Enlist families, churches, scout troops, community groups and businesses to take part in creating shoe box gifts for needy children worldwide.
PACK—Fill shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a letter of encouragement. Step-by-step shoe box packing instructions are available at www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
VOLUNTEER—Sign up to join Operation Christmas Child volunteers in Lufkin as part of the effort to prepare millions of shoe box gifts for delivery to underprivileged kids on six continents.
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call (817) 595-2230 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. National Collection Week for gift-filled shoe boxes is Nov. 14-21; however, shoe box gifts are collected all year at the Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, N.C.