Hesperia Area to Open Drop-Off Locations for Global Children’s Christmas Charity

 

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By Staff Reports

(Hesperia) —Several local locations will serve as collection sites this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

During National Collection Week, Nov. 14 – 21, Hesperia residents will donate shoeboxes—filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, such as a doll or soccer ball—for Operation Christmas Child to deliver to children in need around the world. This year, Hesperia and surrounding cities residents hope to contribute more than 4,100 shoebox gifts toward the 2016 global goal of reaching 12 million children. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

“The shoebox gifts donated by Hesperia volunteers at these drop-off locations will shine a light of hope to children living in poverty overseas,” said Nathan Bates, West Coast Regional Director for Operation Christmas Child. “Anyone is welcome to pack a shoebox and help a child facing difficult circumstances to feel loved and not forgotten.”

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Local Collection Sites:

Bishop, CA – Calvary Chapel Bishop

125 S Main Street

Bishop, CA 93514

Mon, Nov. 14: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 15: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 18: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 19: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 20: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 21: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

 

Hesperia, CA – Lighthouse Church

11083 Hesperia Road

Hesperia, CA 92345

Mon, Nov. 14: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 15: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 16: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 17: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 18: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 19: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 20: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 21: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Victorville, CA – Zion Lutheran Church

15342 Jeraldo Drive

Victorville, CA 92394

Mon, Nov. 14: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tue, Nov. 15: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wed, Nov. 16: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thu, Nov. 17: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Nov. 18: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sat, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sun, Nov. 20: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Mon, Nov. 21: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

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, call (714) 432-7030 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. By going online to give the suggested donation of $7 per shoebox gift, participants can follow their box to discover where in the world it will be delivered. They can also pack a shoebox gift online and even upload a photo and note of encouragement.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories.

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