Local Christmas collection drive begins in November

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Youngstown will be collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas

Operation Christmas Child shoebox

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations for a Christmas collection drive, beginning in November.

Organizers will be collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, November 18-25.

Youngstown families, churches, and other organizations are filling empty shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items.

The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

“I love seeing the local community rally together for a global impact,” said Regional Director David Zimmerman. “We see all ages getting involved–and more and more every year.”

This year, Youngstown-area residents hope to collect more than 25,000 gifts to contribute to the 2019 global goal of reaching 11 million children.

AREA COLLECTION SITES:

Youngstown, OH – Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church
2432 S Raccoon Road, Youngstown, OH

  • Mon, Nov. 18: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 20: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thu, Nov. 21: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Fri, Nov. 22: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sat, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 24: noon. – 4 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. – noon

Youngstown, OH – Calvary Baptist Church
1463 Shields Road, Youngstown, OH

  • Mon, Nov. 18: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov. 19: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 20: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Thu, Nov. 21: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Fri, Nov. 22: noon – 5 p.m.
  • Sat, Nov. 23: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 24: noon – 6 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov. 25: noon – 6 p.m.

Lisbon, OH – Lisbon First United Methodist Church
114 E Washington Stree, Lisbon OH

  • Mon, Nov. 18: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov. 19: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 20: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thu, Nov. 21: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fri, Nov. 22: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sat, Nov. 23: noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 24: noon – 3 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov. 25: noon – 3 p.m.

Girard, OH – First Baptist Church
7 E Kline Street, Girard OH

  • Mon, Nov. 18: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov. 19: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 20: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thu, Nov. 21: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Fri, Nov. 22: 10 a.m. – noon
  • Sat, Nov. 23: noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 24: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov. 25: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Southington, OH – Living Word Sanctuary
3737 State Route 534, Southington OH

  • Mon, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov. 19: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 20: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thu, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Fri, Nov. 22: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sat, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 24: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cortland, OH – Wildare United Methodist Church
7211 N Park Avenue, Cortland OH

  • Mon, Nov. 18: noon – 2 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov. 18: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov. 19: noon – 2 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov. 19: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 20: noon – 2 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 20: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thu, Nov. 21: noon – 2 p.m.
  • Thu, Nov. 21: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Fri, Nov. 22: noon – 2 p.m.
  • Fri, Nov. 22: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sat, Nov. 23: noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sat, Nov. 23: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 24: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 24: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Newton Falls, OH – First Baptist Church of Newton Falls
2640 S Canal Street, Newton Falls OH

  • Mon, Nov. 18: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 20: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thu, Nov. 21: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Fri, Nov. 22: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sat, Nov. 23: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 24: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. – noon

Damascus, OH – Damascus United Methodist Church
300 Valley Road, Damascus OH

  • Mon, Nov. 18: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Mon, Nov. 18: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tue, Nov. 19: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Tue, Nov. 19: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 20: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov. 20: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thu, Nov. 21: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Thu, Nov. 21: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Fri, Nov. 22: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Fri, Nov. 22: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sat, Nov. 23: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Sat, Nov. 23: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 24: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Sun, Nov. 24: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. – noon

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