Collection of supplies for Third World upcoming

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WALLA WALLA — Collecting supplies for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes begins this week, said Fay Tolley Smith, media coordinator.

Thousands of youngsters in 100 Third-World nations will each receive a shoebox filled with gifts.

Collection week is Nov. 18-25 and volunteers are welcomed at the following sites:

Eastgate Seventh-day Adventist Church, 380 N. Tausick Way, Walla Walla. Nov. 18-22, 3-6 p.m.; Nov. 23-24, 2 p.m.; Nov. 25, 8-10 a.m. For information, contact Guy Robinson, 509-200-9688.

Trinity Baptist Church, 595 Abbott Road, Walla Walla. Nov. 18-21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-noon; Nov. 24, noon-4 p.m.; Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-noon. Info: Flo McCoon, 509-520-7495 or 509-525-8798.

In Dayton: Community Bible Church, 203 S. Second St., Nov. 18, noon-4 p.m.; Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 20, 2-5 p.m.; Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 22, 1-6 p.m.; Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-noon. Info: Lael Loyd, 509-836-8976 or 509-382-2392.

Richland: The regional collection center is at Bethel Church, 600 Shockley Road, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. all week.

For more details on Christmas Child Shoebox information, click on the Operation Christmas Child link at samaritanspurse.org.

Area youngsters, adults, service groups, businesses and churches are involved in packing boxes for children 14 and younger. Donors are asked to include $7 per shoebox to defray shipping costs. The biblical Christmas story in a child’s native language is added.

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