Arlington Arlington volunteers with Operation Christmas Child are filling shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. This year-round project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan's Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is ramping up as local businesses, churches and community groups prepare to collect 1,450 gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week, Nov. 12 – 19.
Anyone can drop off a packed shoe box at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road, Arlington on Monday, Nov. 12, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 16, 9 - 10 a.m.; Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, 1 - 4 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 19, 8:30 - 10 a.m.
The shoe box gifts will be hand-delivered to children in 100 countries around the world.
For more information, see www.samaritanspurse.org.