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Molokai Joins in Christmas Donation

Operation Christmas Child News Release

This month, Molokai Baptist Church will serve as a Molokai collection site for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many Molokai residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

“Through the simple act of filling a shoebox, someone on Molokai can make a tangible difference in the life of a child halfway around the world,” said Hawaii Operation Christmas Child director Jennifer Trevithick. “Anyone can participate and bring joy to a child facing difficult circumstances.”

At Molokai Baptist Church during national collection week, Nov. 16-23, anyone can drop off a gift-filled shoebox to send to a child overseas. Molokai residents hope to contribute 750 shoebox gifts to the 2015 global goal of reaching 11 million children in need.

Drop off hours at the Molokai Baptist Church in Ho`olehua are Nov. 16-20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. Hours are subject to change.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 124 million children in more than 150 countries and territories. For many of these children, a gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

For more information about how to participate in Operation Christmas Child call (714) 432-7030, or go to samaritanspurse.org/occ to select toys and gift items, write a note of encouragement and “pack” them in a shoebox.





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