Manteo Baptist Church collecting for Operation Christmas Child

By on November 16, 2018

Manteo Baptist Church is a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox collection drive through Nov. 19. (Submitted photo)

Operation Christmas Child kicks off this week, with Manteo Baptist Church as a drop-off for “shoebox” donations.

During the operation’s national collection week through Nov. 19, local residents who want to donate are asked to fill shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world.

The Samaritan’s Purse project, partnering with churches worldwide, will deliver these gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine.

This is a nationwide effort to help children around the world. More than 150,000 U.S. volunteers including families, churches and other groups are joining forces to contribute to the largest Christmas project of its kind. This year, Samaritan’s Purse hopes to collect enough Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to reach 11 million children.

Donations may be dropped off at Manteo Baptist Church, 406 N. U.S. Highway 64 in Manteo on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fore more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, visit

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