Moore County Volunteers Announce Collection Sites for Operation Christmas Child

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The Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

Anyone can pack a shoebox. Individuals, families, churches and groups fill empty shoeboxes with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys, such as dolls or soccer balls.

Learn how to pack a shoebox, view gift suggestions, get your Follow Your Box label and find the hours for the below listed drop-off locations at

National Collection Week is November 13-20. There are four convenient locations for donors to drop off shoe boxes:

  • Aberdeen First Baptist, 700 North Sandhills Blvd., Aberdeen, 28315
  • Fairview Baptist Church, 1580 Carthage Rd., West End, 27376
  • New Covenant Fellowship, 1305 Hulsey Rd., Carthage, 28327
  • First Baptist Southern Pines, 200 East New York Ave., Southern Pines, 28387