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Operation Christmas Child shoebox drop off begins Nov. 18

The drop off schedule for Operation Christmas Child will be held from Nov. 18-25, according to officials.

Janet Armstrong, central drop off leader in Atmore, said Nov. 18-25 is national collection week for the shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse.

Those who are interested in filling a shoebox can do so online. Visit samaritanspurse.org/buildonline.

A donation of $25 is suggested, and a box can be built for either a boy or girl.

Locally, Grace Fellowship is set to pack 1,000 shoeboxes.

The schedule for the drop off week is as follows:

• Nov. 18: 1-3 p.m.

• Nov. 19: 1-3 p.m.

• Nov. 20: 1-4 p.m.

• Nov. 21: 1-3 p.m.

• Nov. 22: 1-3 p.m.

• Nov. 23: 9-11 a.m.

• Nov. 24: 12-2 p.m.

• Nov. 25: 8-10 a.m.

The drop off location is at Grace, 1412 Nashville Ave., Atmore, AL 36502.